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San Marino Founding Day
301 Acording to tradition, the Republic of San Marino was founded.
1634 English jurist Sir Edward Coke died.
1658 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, died.
1752 The British Empire (including the American colonies) adopted the Gregorian calendar.
1783 Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the Revolutionary War in America.
1820 Benjamin Latrobe, designer of the U.S. Capitol, died.
1849 Author Sarah Orne Jewett was born.
1850 Architect Louis H. Sullivan was born.
1860 Boston merchant and philanthropist Edward Albert Filene was born.
1875 Automobile designer Ferdinand Porsche was born.
1894 Labor Day was first celebrated as a legal holiday in the United States.
1900 Great Britain annexed the Boer Republic of South Africa.
1910 Singer Kitty Carlisle was born.
1912 The world's first cannery opened in England to supply food to the Royal Navy.
1913 Actor Alan Ladd was born.
1916 U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Adamson Act, providing an 8-hour day on interstate railroads.
1925 Country musician Hank Thompson was born.
1931 Albert DeSalvo, aka the "Boston Strangler," was born.
1932 Actress Eileen Brennan was born.
1935 Sir Malcolm Campbell became the first person to drive a car at over 300 mph.
1943 The British 8th Army landed in Southern Italy.
1944 Canadian troops
liberated Abbeville, France.
1945 Japanese forces in the Philippines surrendered to Allied forces.
1951 The soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV.
1956 Tanks were deployed against racist demonstrators in Clinton, Tennessee.
1957 Actor Steve Schirripa was born.
1961 The tourist boat Vencedor
sank in Buenaventura Bay, Colombia, drowning 54 persons.
1962 Poet e.e. cummings died.
1965 Actor Charlie Sheen was born.
1970 Football coach Vince Lombardi died.
1971 Qatar became independent of Great Britain.
1977 The last new episode of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" aired on NBC-TV.
1981 Author Alec Waugh died.
1986 Snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White was born.
1991 Film director Frank Capra died.
1995 eBay was founded.
2005 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died.
2007 Steve Fossett, the first person to cross the Pacific Ocean in a balloon, died.
2016 Film director Leslie H. Martinson died.
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