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1625 Astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini was born.
1772 Engineer Robert Stevenson was born.
1786 The first commercially-made ice cream was sold in New York City.
1789 James Madison introduced a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives.
1809 American revolutionary writer Thomas Paine died.
1810 Composer Robert Schumann was born.
1813 U.S. naval hero David Dixon Porter was born.
1815 Thirty-nine German states united under an Act of Confederation.
1824 The washing machine was patented by Noah Cushing.
1845 Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, died.
1861 The people of Tennessee voted to secede from the Union.
1862 The Battle of Cross Keys (Virginia) was fought.
1867 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born.
1869 Ives W. McGaffey patented the first vacuum cleaner.
1874 Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise died.
1876 Author George Sand died.
1892 Robert Ford, killer of Jesse James, was shot to death.
1903 Ralph Webster Yarborough, U.S. Senator from Texas, was born.
1908 Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov died.
1917 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White was born.
1925 Barbara Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush, was born.
1927 Actor Jerry Stiller was born.
1933 Comedian Joan Rivers was born.
1940 Singer Nancy Sinatra was born.
1943 Actor Colin Baker was born.
1944 Musician Boz Scaggs was born.
1951 Singer Bonnie Tyler was born.
1953 Segregated lunch counters in Washington, D.C., were forbidden by the Supreme Court.
1957 Cartoonist Scott Adams was born.
1958 Comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans was born.
1965 U.S. troops were ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam.
The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's uniform #7.
1978 A Nevada jury ruled that Howard Hughes' "Mormon Will" was a forgery.
1982 Baseball player Satchel Paige died.
1995 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
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