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1553 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as England's Queen after 9 days.

Robert John Walker1801 Robert John Walker, U.S. Senator and Secretary of the Treasury, was born.

Samuel Colt1814 Industrialist Samuel Colt was born.
Matthew Flinders1814 Matthew Flinders, the first man to circumnavigate Australia, died.

Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke1817 Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, American Civil War nurse and veterans' advocate, was born.

1834 Painter Edgar Degas was born.

Seneca Falls Convention1848 The first woman's rights convention in the United States met at Seneca Falls, New York.

William Worrall Mayo1819 Charles Horace Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, was born.

1870 France declared war on Prussia.

1899 The National Brotherhood of Electrical Workers was formed.

1909 Cleveland shortstop Neal Ball executed an unassisted triple play.

1922 U.S. Senator George McGovern was born.

1941 Singer Vikkie Carr was born.

1946 Tennis player Ilie Nastase was born.

1947 Assassins broke into a meeting of the Executive Council of Burma and killed U Aung San, architect of the state, and seven other councilors.
Guitarist Brian May was born.

Derek Ibbotson1957 Derek Ibbotson set a new world record for the mile of 3:57.2.

Syngman Rhee1965 Syngman Rhee, the first President of the Republic of Korea, died.

1969 Apollo 11 went into Moon orbit.

1976 Sagarmatha National Park was established, in Nepal.

2016 Film and television director Garry Marshall died.

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