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1763 France surrendered Canada to Great Britain.
1774 Andrew Becker demonstrated a diving suit.
1775 Essayist and critic Charles Lamb was born.
1807 The U.S. Coast Survey was authorized by Congress.
1829 Pope Leo XII died.
1799 Poet Aleksandr Pushkin died.
1855 All children of U.S. parents born abroad were granted US citizenship.
1863 Alanson Crane was granted a patent for his fire extinguisher.
1868 Newspaper publisher William Allen White was born.
1870 The Young Women's Christian Association was formed.
1887 Businessman Michio Suzuki was born.
1890 Author Boris Pasternak was born.
1893 Comedian Jimmy
Durante was born.
1894 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was born.
1897 The New York Times began using the slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print."
1906 Actor Lon Chaney, Jr. was born.
1912 Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery, died.
1919 Father Dominique Pire was born.
1923 Physicist Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen died.
1927 Opera singer Leontyne Price was born.
1930 Actor Robert Wagner was born.
1933 The Postal Telegram Company of New York City delivered the first ever singing telegram.
Singer Roberta Flack was born.
1940 The first Tom and Jerry cartoon debuted.
1950 Mark Spitz, U.S. Olympic swimmer, was born.
1956 "My Friend Flicka" premiered on CBS-TV.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference was formed.
Paar walked off the set of The Tonight Show
during taping in protest of censorship by NBC-TV.
1962 U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was released by the Soviet Union as part of a "spy exchange."
1964 Bob Dylan released his The Times They Are a-Changin' album.
1967 The 25th Amendment, specifying the line of succession in case of the death or disability of the President, was ratified.
1992 Novelist Alex Haley died.
1996 IBM computer Deep Blue defeated chess champion Gary Kasparov.
2005 Playwright Arthur Miller died.
2008 Actor Roy Scheider died.
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