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Caligula41 Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated.

Hadrian76 Roman Emperor Hadrian was born.

772 Pope Stephen III died.

817 Pope Stephen IV died.

Acoma Revolt/Massacre1599 A "revolt" by Indians in New Mexico was crushed by the Spanish.

1639 Connecticut Colony was organized.

1712 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, was born.

George III1820 King George III of Great Britain died.

California Gold Rush1848 Gold was discovered in California.
1848 Horace Wells, the first to demonstrate the use of ether as a surgical anaesthetic, died.

University of Calcutta1857 The University of Calcutta was formally founded as the first full-fledged university in south Asia.

1862 Author Edith Wharton was born.

1899 Hoyt Vandenberg, United States Air Force Chief of Staff, was born.

1908 The first public meeting of the English Boy Scouts was held.

1917 Actor Ernest Borgnine was born.

1918 Evangelist Oral Roberts was born.

Eskimo Pie1920 The Eskimo Pie was patented.

1923 Aztec Ruins National Monument was established.

Rebecca Felton1930 Rebecca Latimer Felton, the first woman ever sworn in as a U.S. Senator, died.

1939 Singer Ray Stevens was born.

1941 Singer Neil Diamond was born.
1941 Singer Aaron Neville was born.

1943 Actress Sharon Tate was born.

1949 Actor John Belushi was born.

1951 Comedian Yakov Smirnoff was born.

Winston Churchill1965 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War II, died.

1968 Gymnast Mary Lou Retton was born.

1971 Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill W. died.

1975 Larry Fine, of the Three Stooges, died.

Cosmos 9541978 Fragments of Cosmos 954, a five-ton Soviet reconnaissance satellite, fell in a remote area of Canada's Northwest Territories after breaking up in the atnosphere.

Voyager1986 Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Uranus.
1986 L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, died.

1989 Serial killer Ted Bundy was executed.

1993 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall died.

2012 Actor James Farentino died.

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