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1580 The Book of Concord, outlining the standards of the Lutheran Church, was first published.

1638 A lunar eclipse became the first astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies.

1667 Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys performed the first known blood transfusion.

1678 Elena Cornaro Piscopia became the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy.

Virginia1788 Virginia became the tenth state to ratify the Constitution.

1798 The U.S. Congress passed the Alien Act, allowing the President to deport dangerous aliens.

1807 Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Napoleon Bonaparte of France signed the Treaty of Tilsit.

1868 Forida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina were re-admitted to the Union.

George A. Custer1876 General George A. Custer and his troops were defeated by the Sioux at the Little Bighorn River.

1886 U.S. Army Air Corps Commander Hap Arnold was born.

1889 Lucy Hayes, wife of U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, died.

Pullman Strike1894 The American Railway Union went on strike against the Pullman Palace Car Company.
Hermann Oberth1894 Rocket scientist Hermann Oberth was born.

1903 Author George Orwell was born.

1916 Painter Thomas Eakins died.

Boulder (Hoover) Dam1929 President Herbert Hoover authorized the building of Boulder Dam.

1935 Musician Eddie Floyd was born.

1938 The Fair Labor Standards Act became law.

1941 The Fair Employment Practices Commission was established.

1945 Singer Carly Simon was born.

1947 Comedian Jimmie Walker was born.
Jimmy Doyle1947 Boxer Jimmy Doyle died several hours after being knocked out by Ray Robinson in a World Welterweight Title bout.

1948 The Berlin Airlift began.

1949 Author Phyllis George was born.

1950 Communist forces from North Korea invaded South Korea.

1956 The Andrea Doria and the Stockholm collided near Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Charles Raymond Starkweather1959 Convicted murderer Charles Starkweather was executed.
1959 Eamon de Valera was inaugurated President of Ireland.

1960 Representatives of Algerian rebels met with French officials in an effort to end unrest in Algeria.

Miriam Ferguson1961 Miriam Ferguson, the second woman to be elected Governor of a U.S. state, died.

Republic of Mozambique1975 Mozambique became independent of Portugal.

1981 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled male-only draft registration constitutional.

1990 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that family members cannot end the lives of comatose relatives unless those relatives previously made their wishes known.

1991 Slovenia and Croatia declared their independence from Yugoslavia.

1995 Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died.

Mir1997 The Progress M-34 craft collided with and damaged the Mir Space Station.
1997 Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau died.

2009 Actress Farrah Fawcett died.
2009 Singer Michael Jackson died.

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