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1284 King Edward II of England was born.
1507 Geographer Martin Waldseemuller first used the name "America" to refer to lands in the Western Hemisphere.
1533 William I, Prince of Orange, was born.
1599 English General Oliver Cromwell was born.
1660 The English Convention Parliament voted to restore Charles II.
1744 Astronomer Anders Celsius died.
1792 The guillotine was first used in France, to execute highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier.
1854 Charles Sumner Tainter, co-inventor of the Graphophone, was born.
1859 Construction of the Suez Canal officially began.
1874 Inventor Guglielmo Marconi was born.
1898 The U.S. Congress declared that a state of war had existed with Spain since April 21st.
1901 New York became the first state to require auto license plates.
1906 John Knowles Paine, the first professor of music in the United States, died.
1908 Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow was born.
1917 Singer Ella Fitzgerald was born.
1927 Aviator Floyd Bennett died.
1944 The United Negro College Fund was incorporated.
and Russian forces met at Torgau.
1961 Robert Noyce patented the integrated circuit.
1993 Russian voters expressed confidence in President Boris Yeltsin.
show host Art Fleming died.
2007 Singer Boris Pickett died.
2009 Actress Bea Arthur died.
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