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1487 Pope Julius III was born.

Louvre1578 Pierre Lescot, architect of the Louvre, died.

1624 Physician Thomas Sydenham was born.

1771 Explorer Mungo Park was born.

Oliver Hazard Perry1813 American naval forces led by Oliver Hazard Perry defeated a British naval force in the Battle of Lake Erie.

Elias Howe1846 Elias Howe patented his sewing machine.

1858 John Holden hit the first recorded home run.

1892 Physicist Arthur H. Compton was born.

1913 The Lincoln Highway opened as the first paved coast-to-coast highway.

1914 The Battle of the Marne ended.

1924 Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb were found guilty of murdering Bobby Franks.

1929 Golfer Arnold Palmer was born.

1934 Television journalist Charles Kuralt was born.
1934 Baseball player Roger Maris was born.

1935 American politician Huey Long died.

Stephen Jay Gould1941 Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould was born.

1944 Finland signed an armistice with Russia.

1945 Singer Josť Feliciano was born.

1949 Talk show host Bill O'Reilly was born.

1953 Swanson sold its first "TV dinner."

1955 "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS-TV.

1961 German driver Wolfgang von Trips and 13 spectators were killed in a crash at the Italian Grand Prix.
Minnesota Vikings1961 The Minnesota Vikings played their first home game.

Guinea-Bissau1974 Portugal officially recognized the independence of Guinea-Bissau.

Mordecai Wyatt Johnson1976 Mordecai Wyatt Johnson, president of Howard University, died.

1977 Hamida Djandoubi, convicted for torture and murder, became the last person to be executed by guillotine in France.

1981 Dancer Adele Astaire was born.

1990 Ellis Island reopened as a museum.

2007 Actress Jane Wyman died.

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