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Anders Celsius1701 Astronomer Anders Celsius was born.

Robert Livingston1746 Robert R. Livingston, delegate to the Continental Congress and negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase, was born.

Oliver Ellsworth1807 Oliver Ellsworth, 2nd Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died.

1815 The city of Krakow (now in Poland) was declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna.

1817 U.S. soldiers attacked a Florida Indian village, beginning the Seminole War.

1826 John Walker invented the friction match.

1870 The New York Times dubbed baseball "The National Game."

1874 Historian Charles A. Beard was born.

1889 American politician Carl Hatch was born.

1895 Playwright Alexandre Dumas fils died.

1901 The U.S. Army War College was established.

1909 Poet James Agee was born.

1910 New York City's Penn Station opened as the world's largest railway terminal.

1912 Spain established a protectorate over Morocco.

1917 "Buffalo Bob" Smith, of Howdy Doody fame, was born.

Alexander Dubcek1921 Alexander Dubcek, First Secretary of the Czechoslovak Communist Party, was born.

1924 The first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.

1932 Philippine opposition leader Benigno Aquino was born.

1934 Bank robber "Baby Face" Nelson was killed in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1940 Actor Bruce Lee was born.

1941 Singer Eddie Rabbitt was born.

1942 Guitarist Jimi Hendrix was born.

1943 Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin met in Tehran, Iran.

1944 Four thousand shells detonated at an RAFarms depot at Fauld, Staffordshire, England, destroying the village of Hanbury and killing at least 70 persons.

1951 Sportscaster Jayne Kennedy was born.

Eugene O'Neill1953 Playwright Eugene O'Neill died.

1955 Bill Nye, "the Science Guy," was born.

1957 Caroline Kennedy, daughter of President John F. Kennedy, was born.

1960 Gordie Howe became the first NHL player to score 1,000 points.

1962 The firsttest flight of the Boeing 727 took place.

1963 Actor Fisher Stevens was born.

1964 Actress Robin Givens was born.

1965 France launched its first satellite.

Uruguay1966 Uruguay adopted a constitution.

1967 The Beatles released Magical Mystery Tour.

1970 Pope Paul VI was wounded in the chest during a visit to Philippines by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.

1971 Soviet Mars 2 became the first spacecraft to crash land on Mars.

Gerald Ford1973 The U.S. Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President.

1976 Actor Jaleel White was born.

1978 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot to death by former policeman Dan White.

1983 A Colombian Boeing 747 crashed in Madrid, Spain, killing 181 persons.

1988 Actor John Carradine died.

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