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Day of the Dead (Mexico)
1734 Daniel Boone, American explorer and backwoodsman, was born.
1755 Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, was born.
1769 Gaspar de Portolá reached San Francisco Bay.
1795 James Knox Polk, 11th President of the United States, was born.
1865 Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, was born.
1887 Singer Jenny Lind died.
1901 The Pan-American Exposition closed.
1913 Actor Burt Lancaster was born.
1914 Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
1917 British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour proposed the settlement of Jewish people in Palestine.
1920 The first regular radio broadcasts began, over station KDKA in Pittsburgh.
1938 Political commentator Pat Buchanan was born.
1942 Actress Stefanie Powers was born.
1944 Musician Keith Emerson was born.
1947 The "Spruce Goose", the largest aircraft ever built, made its first and only flight at Long Beach Harbor, California.
1950 Playwright George Bernard Shaw died.
1955 David Ben-Gurion became the first Prime Minister of Israel.
1958 Annette (Dionne) Allard gave birth to a son.
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1961 Author James Thurber died.
1965 The Marion, Ohio, home of the U.S. President Warren Harding was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark.
1976 New Jersey voted to allow gambling in Atlantic City.
1978 Vladimir Kovalenek and Alexander Ivanchenkov returned from the Salyut Space Station after a record 140 days in space.
1980 Bank robber Willie Sutton died.
1983 Martin Luther King Jr. Day became an official federal holiday.
1986 Liberace gave his last public performance, at Radio City Music Hall.
1992 Film producer Hal Roach died.
2004 Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates, died.
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