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106 B.C. Roman General Pompey was born (according to tradition).
1777 The Continental Congress fled to York, Pennsylvania.
1841 Samuel Slocum patented the first stapler.
1846 Dr. William T.G. Morton used sulfuric ether to remove an ulcerated tooth from a patient who experienced no pain during the procedure.
1863 Wilhelm Karl Grimm, collector and publisher of fairy tales, died.
1898 The City of New York was established.
1907 The McKinley Memorial was dedicated.
1917 Drummer Buddy Rich was born.
1924 Author Truman Capote was born.
1927 Physicist and inventor Leonard Reiffel was born.
1928 Human rights activist Elie Wiesel was born.
1931 Actress Angie Dickinson was born.
1935 Boulder Dam was dedicated.
1942 Singer Frankie Lymon was born.
1946 The first verdicts of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials were announced.
1948 Edith Roosevelt, wife of President Theodore Roosevelt, died.
1949 The Berlin Airlift ended.
world's first nuclear powered ship, the USS Nautilus, was commissioned.
1955 Actor James Dean was killed in a car accident.
1957 French Premier Maurice Bourgès-Maunoury resigned.
1960 General Lyman Louis Lemnitzer became Chairman of
the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1962 James Meredith registered for classes at the University of Mississippi.
1978 Ventriloquist Edgar Bergen died.
2010 Film and television producer Stephen J. Cannell died.
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