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1227 Pope Gregory IX excommunicated German Emperor Frederik II.
1547 Author Miguel de Cervantes was born.
1725 Robert Clive, British soldier and founder of British rule in India, was born.
1758 British naval hero Horatio Nelson was born.
1814 Robert Ross, British general who burned Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, was killed in battle.
1833 King Ferdinand VII of Spain died.
1838 Architect Henry H. Richardson was born.
1853 The emigrant ship Annie Jane sank off Scotland, drowning 348 persons.
1864 Philosopher Miguel de Unamuno was born.
1867 Sterling Price, American Civil War general, died.
1885 The first practical public electric tramway in the world opened in Blackpool, England.
1901 Nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi was born.
1904 Actress Greer Garson was born.
1907 Gene Autry, the "original singing cowboy," was born.
1911 Italy declared war on the Ottoman Empire.
1913 Rudolf Diesel, inventor of the diesel engine, disappeared while on a cruise; his body was found several days later.
1915 The first transcontinental radio
telephone message was sent.
1927 Telephone service between the
United States and Mexico began.
1929 Jayhawk Aircraft Corporation was organized.
1935 Musician Jerry Lee Lewis was born.
1939 Actor Larry Linville was born.
1942 Actress Madeline Kahn was born.
1943 Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity Movement in Poland, was born.
1946 Arguments in the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials ended.
1948 Talk show host Bryant Gumbel was born.
1953 "Make Room for Daddy"
premiered on ABC-TV.
1954 A Star is Born, starring Judy Garland and James Mason, premiered.
1957 A passenger train collided with
an oil train in Gambar, West Pakistan, killing 300
1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie
Gillis" debuted on CBS-TV.
1960 "My Three Sons" debuted on ABC-TV.
declared itself a republic and dissolved its association
with the United Arab Republic.
1962 "The Roy Rogers & Dale Evans Show" debuted on ABC-TV.
1963 "The Judy Garland
Show" debuted on CBS-TV.
1966 Bechuanaland gained its
independence from the United Kingdom.
1967 Gladys Knight and the Pips released "I Heard it Through the Grapevine."
1969 "Love American Style"
premiered on ABC-TV.
1971 "McMillan and Wife" premiered on NBC-TV.
1975 Baseball player Casey Stengel died.
1976 "Alice" premiered on CBS-TV.
1977 The Soviet Union
launched the space station Salyut 6 into earth orbit.
1979 Francisco Macias Nguema, the first President of Equatorial Guinea, was executed.
1985 "Amazing Stories"
debuted on NBC-TV.
1986 "Designing Women" debuted on CBS-TV.
1988 Cartoonist Charles Addams died.
1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills.
1996 The Nintendo 64 video game system debuted in the United States.
1998 Tom Bradley, long-time Mayor of Los Angeles, died.
2010 Actor Tony Curtis died.
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