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1440 Tsar Ivan III of Russia was born.
1528 England and France declared war on Emperor Charles V.
1561 Author Francis Bacon was born.
1673 Postal service between New York and Boston was inaugurated.
1690 Iroquois tribes renewed their allegiance to the British against the French.
1775 André-Marie Ampère, physicist and mathematician, was born.
1777 Astronomer Jeremiah Dixon died.
1788 Poet Lord Byron was born.
1814 The first Knights Templar grand encampment in the United States was held in New York City.
1849 Dramatist August Strindberg was born.
1862 The Confederate States of America raised the premium for volunteers from $10 to $20.
1875 Film director D.W. Griffith was born.
1890 Jurist Fred M. Vinson was born.
1901 Queen Victoria of Great Britain died.
1904 Choreographer George Balanchine was born.
1907 Douglas Corrigan, American aviator who "accidentally" made a solo transatlantic flight, was born.
1909 Actress Ann Sothern
1922 Actor Telly Savalas
1924 E.M. Laird Company changed its name to Swallow Airplane Manufacturing Company.
1928 U.S. Senator Birch Bayh was born.
1930 Ground was broken for the Empire State Building.
1931 Singer Sam Cooke
British Anglican and Old-Catholic churches merged.
Actor Bill Bixby was born.
1937 Author Joseph Wambaugh was born.
Aquatic Park, near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, was
1944 The Allies were stopped on the beach at the Battle of Anzio (Italy).
1946 The Central Intelligence Agency was established.
1949 The cross-country
tour of the Freedom Train ended.
1950 Actor Alan Hale, Sr. was born.
1957 Israel withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula.
1958 The first public television station in Puerto Rico went into operation.
1959 Actress Linda Blair was born.
1968 Apollo 5, an unmanned lunar module, was launched toward the Moon.
1970 The first commercial Boeing 747 flight from New York to London was made. The Pan Am flight took 6½ hours.
1971 B.G. Barrett test flew the experimental Cessna XMC for the first time.
1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson, 34th President of the United States, died.
1994 Actor Telly Savalas died.
1995 Kennedy family matriarch Rose Kennedy died.
2003 Cartoonist Bill Mauldin died.
2012 College football coach Joe Paterno died.
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