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Richard I1191 King Richard I of England arrived at Acre.

1405 Richard le Scrope, Archbishop of York, and Thomas Mowbray, Earl of Norfolk, were executed in York, England, on King Henry IV's orders.

1551 Pope Julius III excommunicated Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma.

Giovanni Domenico Cassini1625 Astronomer Giovanni Domenico Cassini was born.

1632 Prince Frederick Henry of Orange conquered Sittard.

1761 A British fleet occupied Belle Īle off the Brittany Coast.

1772 Engineer Robert Stevenson was born.

1783 Iceland's Laki Volcano began erupting.

1786 The first commercially-made ice cream was sold in New York City, New York.

James Madison1789 James Madison introduced a proposed Bill of Rights in the U. S. House of Representatives.

1809 American revolutionary writer Thomas Paine died.

1810 Composer Robert Schumann was born.

David Dixon Porter1813 U. S. naval hero David Dixon Porter was born.

1815 Thirty-nine German states united under an Act of Confederation.

1824 The washing machine was patented by Noah Cushing.

Andrew Jackson1845 Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States, died.

Pitcairn1856 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island.

Tennessee1861 The people of Tennessee voted to secede from the Union.

1862 The Battle of Cross Keys (Virginia) was fought.

1867 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born.

1869 Ives W. McGaffey patented the first vacuum cleaner.

1874 Chiricahua Apache chief Cochise died.

1876 Author George Sand died.

1878 L. Hughes rode Duke of Magenta to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1882 Jim McLaughlin rode Forester to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1887 Herman Hollerith received a patent for a punch card calculator.

1889 Cable cars went into service in Los Angeles, California.

1892 Homer A. Plessy refused to go to a segregated railroad car.
Robert Ford, killer of Jesse James, was shot to death.

1896 Baron de Zuylen became the first recorded victim of car theft when his Peugeot was stolen by his mechanic, in Paris, France.

1899 Harry Vardon won the British Golf Open.

Ralph Yarborough1903 Ralph Webster Yarborough, U. S. Senator from Texas, was born.

1908 Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov died.

1912 Carl Laemmle incorporated Universal Pictures.

1917 U. S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White was born.

1918 Nova Aquila was discovered.

1925 Barbara (Pierce) Bush, wife of U. S. President George H. W. Bush, was born.

1927 Actor Jerry Stiller was born.

1929 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrew Fort Amsterdam, Curacao, and kidnapped the Governor.
Mack Garner rode Blue Larkspur to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1933 Comedian Joan Rivers was born.

1935 Willie Saunders rode Omaha to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1938 Gert Terblanche, a local school boy, discovered the first Paranthropus robustus fossils at Kromdraai, in the Blaauwbank River Valley of South Africa.

1940 The discovery of element 93 (neptunium) was announced.
Fred A. Smith rode Bimelech to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
Singer Nancy Sinatra was born.

1942 Bing Crosby recorded "Silent Night."

1943 Actor Colin Baker was born.

1944 Musician Boz Scaggs was born.

1948 John Rudder became the first black commissioned officer in the U. S. Marines.

Thailand1949 Siam changed its name to Thailand.

1950 Sir Thomas Blamey became the only Field Marshal in Australian history.

1951 Singer Bonnie Tyler was born.

1953 Segregated lunch counters in Washington, D. C., were forbidden by the Supreme Court.
1953 A cluster of six tornadoes killed 113 persons in Flint, Michigan.

1957 Cartoonist Scott Adams was born.

1958 A U.S. Sikorsky H-19 helicopter with nine men aboard made a forced landing on East German territory and was seized by East German police.
1958 The Soviet Communist Party Central Committee dismissed 10-year-old charges of "formalistic perversion" against several leading Soviet composers and writers.
Comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans was born.

1959 The Nicaraguan military repulsed an invasion by revolutionaries from Costa Rica.
1959 A bus loaded with Mexican farm laborers struck a tree near Tolleson, Arizona, killing 16 and injuring 32.

1963 Braulio Baeza rode Chateaugay to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
Emile Griffith became the first man ever to win the world welterweight boxing title for a third time by outpointing Luis Rodriguez in New York City, New York.

1965 U.S. troops were ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam.
1965 The Soviet Union launched Luna 6.

1966 A tornado struck Topeka, Kansas, killing 16 persons, injuring hundreds more, and damaging thousands of homes and businesses.

1967 The U. S. Navy electronics ship Liberty was mistakenly attacked by Israeli forces in the Mediterranean Sea; 34 crewmen were killed.

1968 James Earl Ray, accused of assassinating Martin Luther King, Jr., was captured in London, England.

1969 U. S. President Richard Nixon announced that 25,000 American soldiers would be withdrawn from South Vietnam by the end of August.
Mickey Mantle1969 The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle's uniform #7.
1969 The last episode of "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" aired on CBS-TV.

1973 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco was appointed Premier of Spain.

1974 Miguel Rivera rode Little Current to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman left the band Yes.

1975 Two passenger trains colided near Munich, Germany, killing 35 persons.
1975 The Soviet Union launched Venera 9.

1978 A Nevada jury ruled that Howard Hughes' "Mormon Will" was a forgery.
1978 Peg McCarthy spelled "deification" to win the National Spelling Bee.
1978 Naomi James completed a 272-day solo around-the-world sailing voyage.

1979 "The Source," the first computer public information service, went on-line.

Satchel Paige1982 Baseball player Satchel Paige died.

1985 Eddie Maple rode Creme Fraiche to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

1986 The Boston Celtics defeated the Houston Rockets to win the NBA Championship.
1986 The Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 18-9 in the longest ever 9-inning American League game (4 hours 16 minutes).

1987 New Zealand's Labour government legislated against nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered vessels in New Zealand.

1991 Jerry Bailey rode Hansel to victory in the Belmont Stakes.
1991 Louisiana State defeated WichitaState 6-3 to win the College World Series.

1993 Marc Bazin resigned as Premier of Haiti.

1995 Downed U. S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady was rescued by U. S. Marines in Bosnia.

1996 Rene Douglas rode Editor's Note to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

2002 Edgar Prado rode Saravato victory in the Belmont Stakes.

2008 A man used a truck and a dagger to kill 7 persons on Chuodori Street in Akihabara, Japan.

2012 A bus bombing in Pakistan killed 18 persons and injured 35 others.

2013 Mike Smith rode Palace Malice to victory in the Belmont Stakes.

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