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1699 French-Canadian explorer Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville founded the first permanent settlement in Mississippi.
1792 Kentucky became the 15th state.
1796 Tennessee became the 16th state.
1801 Mormon leader Brigham Young was born.
1808 The first land-grant university was founded, Ohio University, in Athens, Ohio.
1815 King Otho of Greece was born.
1831 Redfield Proctor, U.S. Secretary of War and Senator, was born.
1846 Pope Gregory XVI died.
1862 Slavery was abolished in all U.S. possessions.
1868 James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States, died.
1869 Thomas Edison patented a voting machine.
1872 Newspaper publisher James Gordon Bennett died.
1882 Playwright John Drinkwater was born.
1890 Actor Frank Morgan was born.
1898 The Trans-Mississippi International Exposition opened in Omaha, Nebraska.
1912 Architect Daniel Hudson Burnham died.
1921 Bandleader Nelson Riddle was born.
1922 The Royal Ulster Constabulary was founded.
1926 Actor Andy Griffith was born.
1927 The Peace Bridge between the
United States and Canada opened.
1934 Singer Pat Boone was born.
1936 The Queen Mary completed its maiden voyage, arriving in New York City.
1937 Actor Morgan Freeman was born.
1939 Lon Nova defeated Max Baer in
the first boxing match to be televised.
1940 Actor Rene Auberjonois was born.
1948 Auto racer Tom Sneva was born.
1953 David Berkowitz, serial killer known as "Son of Sam," was born.
1963 Jomo Kenyatta was sworn in as the first Prime Minister of Kenya.
1965 A gas explosion
at the Yamano Coal Mine on Kyushu Island, Japan, killed
at least 237 men.
1967 The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in the U.S.
1968 Helen Keller, deaf and blind activist/lecturer, died.
1971 Ed Sullivan hosted his final show.
1973 Model Heidi Klum was born.
1974 The Heimlich maneuver for
rescuing choking victims was published in the journal Emergency
1980 The Cable News Network (CNN)
went on the air.
1991 Singer David Ruffin died.
1994 The FX Channel went on the air.
1995 The U. S. Post Office issued a stamp commemorating Marilyn Monroe.
2001 Cartoonist Hank Ketcham died.
2008 Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died.
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