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1523 Giulio de' Medici was elected Pope; he took office as Pope Clemens VII.

1530 Emperor Karel I enabled the Edict of Worms.

Charles I1600 Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, was born.

1620 The Mayflower reached Cape Cod.

1700 Swedish King Karel XII defeated the Russians at Narva.

George Rogers Clark1752 George Rogers Clark, American Revolutionary War hero, was born.

1770 Sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen was born.

Jay Treaty1794 The United States and Great Britain signed the Jay Treaty, an attempt to settle issues left unresolved after the Revolutionary War.
1794 The Jakobin Club formed in Paris.

1805 Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific.
Ferdinand de Lesseps, French promoter of the Suez Canal, was born.

1816 Warsaw University was established.

1828 Composer Franz Schubert died.

James Abram Garfield1831 James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the United States, was born.

Julia Ward Howe1861 Julia Ward Howe committed "Battle Hymn of the Republic" to paper.

Billy Sunday1862 Evangelist Billy Sunday was born.

Gettysburg Address1863 President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.

1873 William Marcy "Boss" Tweed was convicted of defrauding New York City of $6 million and sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment.

Aurel Vlaicu1882 Romanian aviator Aurel Vlaicu was born.

1887 Poet Emma Lazarus died.

1898 Union General Don Carlos Buell died.

1899 Poet-critic Allen Tate was born.

1905 Bandleader Tommy Dorsey was born.

1916 Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn established Goldwyn Pictures.

Indira Gandhi1917 Indira Gandhi, the first woman Prime Minister of India, was born.

1919 The U.S. Senate rejected the Treaty of Versailles.
Zion National Park1919 Zion National Park was established.

1920 Actress Gene Tierney was born.

Roy Campanella1921 Baseball player Roy Campanella was born.

1933 Talk show host Larry King was born.

1936 Talk show host Dick Cavett was born.

1938 Businessman Ted Turner was born.

1941 Actor Dan Haggerty was born.

1942 Fashion designer Calvin Klein was born.

1953 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled (7-2) that baseball is a sport not a business.

1956 Television journalist Ann Curry was born.

1959 "Rocky & His Friends" debuted on ABC-TV.
1959 Ford stopped production of the Edsel.

1961 Actress Meg Ryan was born.

1962 Actress Josie Foster was born.

1965 Kellogg's "Pop Tarts" pastries were created.

1969 Apollo 12 landed on the Moon.

1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was released.

1985 U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time.

1988 Socialite Christina Onassis died.

1998 The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton.

2004 Music producer Terry Melcher died.

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