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1348 Prague University was esablished by Charles IV.

1498 King Charles VIII of France died.

1506 St. Francis Xavier was born.

1614 Painter El Greco died.

1648 Painter Ferdinand van Kessel was born.

1652 Pope Clement XII was born.

1727 Composer Henri Hardouin was born.

1770 Poet William Wordsworth was born.

1788 Marietta, the first permanent settlement in Ohio, was established.

1795 France adopted the meter as the basic measure of length.

1798 The Mississippi Territory was organized from territory ceded by Georgia and South Carolina.

1827 John Walker invented wooden matches.

1831 Emperor Dom Pedro of Brazil abdicated to his son, Dom Pedro II.

1859 Walter Camp, "inventor of American football," was born.

1862 The Battle of Shiloh (Tennessee) ended in a Union victory.

Will Keith Kellogg1866 Cereal company founder Will Keith Kellogg was born.

1868 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian "Fathers of Confederation," was assassinated.

Umetaro Suzuki1874 Umetaro Suzuki, the discoverer of vitamin B1, was born.

1884 Anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski was born.

P.T. Barnum1891 Showman and circus founder Phineas Taylor Barnum died.

195 Fridtjof Nansen reached 8613.6'N latitude north.

1899 Pianist and composer Robert Marcel Casadesus was born.

1902 Texas Oil Company (Texaco) was formed.

1906 Mount Vesuvius erupted and devastated Naples, Italy.

1908 Musician Percy Faith was born.

1915 Singer Billie Holiday was born.

1920 Musician Ravi Shankar was born.

1921 Sun Yat-sen was elected President of China.

1922 U. S. Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fail leased the Teapot Dome oil reserves to Harry Sinclair.

1923 The first brain tumor operation under local anesthetic was performed at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City by Dr. K. Winfield Ney.
1923 The Workers Party of America became an official communist party.

1928 Actor James Garner was born.

1933 Actor Wayne Rogers was born.

1938 Utah became the 38th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition.

1939 Italy invaded Albania.
Film director Francis Ford Coppola was born.
1939 Journalist David Frost was born.

1940 Jimmy Demaret won the Masters Golf Tournament.

1945 U.S. planes intercepted a Japanese fleet heading for Okinawa.

1946 Herman Keiser won the Masters Golf Tournament.

Henry Ford1947 Automobile manufacturer Henry Ford died.

1948 The World Health Organization was established by the United Nations.
1948 Fire in a Buddhist monastery in Shanghail, China, killed 20 monks.

1949 Musician John Oates was born.

Ben Hogan1951 Ben Hogan won the Masters Golf Tournament.

1954 Actor Jackie Chan was born.
1954 Football player Tony Dorsett was born.

1957 All 40 persons aboard a Brazilian airliner were killed when the plane crashed soon after taking off from Bago, Brazil.
Doug Ford won the Masters Golf Tournament.

1962 Actor Hugh O'Connor was born.

1963 A 130-day newspaper strike ended in Cleveland, Ohio.
1963 Jack Nicklaus won the Masters Golf Tournament.

1964 Actor Russell Crowe was born.

1970 The Milwaukee Brewers played their first game, and lost of the Angels 12-0.

1975 Football player Tiki Barber was born.

1977 The Toronto Blue Jays played their first game, and beat Chicago 9-5.

1987 The National Museum of Female Physicians opened in Washington, D. C.

1990 Fire killed 110persons on a ferry in Norway.
1990 Thirty persons were killed when a ferry capsized in Burma.
The Farm Aid IV concert was held.

1992 The Bosnian Serb Republic declared its independence.

1994 The Vatican acknowledged the Holocaust for the first time.

2001 The Mars Odyssey spacecraft was launched.

2003 Syracuse defeated Kansas 81-78 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

2007 Cartoonist Johnny Hart died.

2008 Kansas defeatedMemphis 75-68 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

2009 Connecticut defeated Louisville 76-54 for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

2012 Television journalist Mike Wallace died.

2014 Connecticut defeated Kentucky 60-54 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship.

2015 Connecticut defeated Notre Dame 63-53 for the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship.

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