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1666 Samuel Pepys reported on the first blood transfusion (between dogs).

1732 Louis Timothee became the first professional librarian in the United States, in Philadelphia.

Robert Fulton1765 Inventor Robert Fulton was born.

1792 Captain George Vancouver became the first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay.

Charles Lyell1797 Geologist Charles Lyell was born.

1831 Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel died.

1840 Painter Claude Monet was born.

1851 Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, was published.

Leo H. Baekeland1863 Inventor Leo H. Baekeland was born.

Assassination of President Garfield1881 Charles J. Guiteau went on trial for the assassination of President James Garfield.

1889 New York World reporter Nellie Bly began her attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg by traveling around the world in less than 80 days.
Jawaharlal Nehru1889 Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India, was born.

Frederick Banting1891 Frederick Banting, co-discoverer of the process of mass-producing insulin, was born.

1896 The Niagara Falls power plant began operating.
1896 Mamie Doud Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was born.

John Steuart Curry1897 Painter John Steuart Curry was born.

Aaron Copland1900 Composer Aaron Copland was born.

1904 King C. Gillette patented the safety razor.

Louise Brooks1906 Silent film actress Louise Brooks was born.

1908 Albert Einstein presented his quantum theory of light.
Joseph McCarthy1908 Joseph McCarthy, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, was born.

Booker T. Washington1915 Educator Booker T. Washington died.

Czech Republic1918 The Republic of Czechoslovakia was created.

1921 Actor Brian Keith was born.

Boutros Boutros-Ghali1922 Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations, was born.

1929 Actor McLean Stevenson was born.

Edward White1930 Astronaut Edward White was born.

Waler H. Beech1932 Walter H. Beech successfully tested his first airplane.

1933 Astronaut Fred Haise was born.

King Hussein1935 King Hussein of Jordan was born.

1948 Prince Charles of Great Britain was born.

1954 Musician Yanni was born.

Surtsey1963 The island of Surtsey began erupting from the sea off Iceland.

Princess Anne1973 Princess Anne of Great Britain married Mark Phillips.

1997 Eddie Arcaro, two-time Triple Crown winner, died.

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