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1651 Architect Inigo Jones died.
1687 Isaac Newton's Principia was published by the Royal Society.
1775 The Continental Congress adopted the Olive Branch Petition.
1794 Sylvester Graham, advocate of vegetarianism and inventor of Graham crackers, was born.
1801 U.S. naval hero David Farragut was born.
1810 Circus founder P. T. Barnum was born.
1811 Venezuela gained its independence from Spain.
1814 American forces defeated British and Canadian forces at Chippewa, Ontario.
1833 Joseph-Nicéphore Niépce, inventor of photography, died.
1834 A provisional government was formed for Oregon Territory.
1841 Thomas Cook established the first travel agency.
1853 Cecil Rhodes, founder of De Beers, was born.
1858 President James Monroe's remains were reinterred at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.
1859 Captain N. C. Brooks discovered the Midway Islands.
1861 The Battle of Carthage (Missouri) was fought.
1865 The U.S. Secret Service was commissioned to investigate and suppress counterfeiting.
1902 U.S. Senator and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. was born.
1904 Actor Milburn Stone was born.
1909 Russian politician Andrei Gromyko was born.
1911 French President Georges Pompidou was born.
1917 Clyde Cessna set a U.S. speed record of 124.6 mph in flight from Blackwell, Oklahoma, to Wichita, Kansas, in a Comet.
National Labor Relations Board was created.
1937 SPAM was introduced to the public.
1945 The Philippines were declared liberated from Japanese occupation.
1946 Louis Reard introduced his bikini design at a Paris fashion show.
1947 Judge Joe Brown was born.
1948 Britain's National Health Service Act went into effect.
1950 The Law of Return
was passed, guaranteeing all Jews the right to live in
1951 William Shockley
invented the junction transistor.
1962 Algeria gained its independence from France.
1963 Actress Edie Falco was born.
1969 Architect Walter Gropius died.
1973 The James Bond movie Live and Let Die premiered.
1975 Cape Verde became independent of Portugal.
1989 The sitcom "Seinfeld" debuted on NBC.
2002 Baseball player Ted Williams died.
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