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1043 Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England.

1245 King Philippe III of France was born.

1367 King Henry IV was born.

1682 Painter Bartolomé Estéban Murillo died.

1783 Sweden and the United States signed a Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
Washington Irving1783 Author Washington Irving was born.

1790 The Revenue Marine Service (U.S. Coast Guard) was created.

1823 William "Boss" Tweed, political boss of New York City, was born.

Cyrus Holliday1826 Cyrus Holliday, founder of Topeka, Kansas, was born.

1837 Naturalist John Burroughs was born.

Pony Express1860 The Pony Express began service.

1865 Union troops occupied the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia.

1882 Jesse James was shot and killed by Bob Ford.

1897 Composer Johannes Brahms died.

1898 Comedian George Jessel was born.
1898 Henry R. Luce, founder of Time magazine, was born.

Sally Rand1904 Fan dancer Sally Rand was born.

Pascual Cervera y Topete1909 Pascual Cervera y Topete, Spanish admiral during the Spanish-American War, died.

1924 Actor Marlon Brando was born.
1924 Actress Doris Day was born.

Gus Grissom1926 Astronaut Gus Grissom was born.

1930 German Chancellor Helmut Kohl was born.

1933 The longest North American hockey game ever played to date required a 1:44:46 overtime before Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scored to beat the Canadiens 1-0.

1934 Primate researcher Jane Goodall was born.

1936 Bruno Richard Hauptman was executed for the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles Lindbergh.

1942 Actress Marsha Mason was born.
1942 Singer Wayne Newton was born.

1944 Singer Tony Orlando was born.

President Harry Truman1948 President Harry Truman signed the Foreign Assistance Act, commonly known as the Marshall Plan, into law.

1958 Actor Alec Baldwin was born.

1959 Actor David Hyde Pierce was born.

King Norodom Suramarit1960 King Norodom Suramarit of Cambodia died.

1961 Actor Eddie Murphy was born.

1968 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech to a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis.

1971 Skier Picabo Street was born.

1972 Actress Jennie Garth was born.

1973 Motorola researcher Martin Cooper made the first phone call on a non-car based mobile phone to his rival, Dr. Engel of Bell Labs.

1975 Bobby Fischer was stripped of his world chess championship title for refusing to defend it.

1990 Singer Sarah Vaughan died.

1996 Theodore Kaczynski was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of being the "Unabomber."

1998 The Dow Jones Average topped 9,000 for the first time in history.

2009 Columnist Tom Braden died.

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