1411 First Peace of Thorn signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights.
1884 The first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary was published.
1942 The Voice of America (VOA) began broadcasting.
1964 The Beatles first number one U.S. Hit with I Want to Hold Your Hand.
1887 First Groundhog Day was observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
2019 Carol Emshwiller died in Durham, North Carolina at age 97.
1959 Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
211 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus died at Eboracum while preparing to lead a campaign against the Caledonians.
1789 George Washington unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1818 Joshua A. Norton (Emperor Norton) was born in Deptford, London, England.
2004 Facebook founded by Mark Zuckerberg.
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1564 Christopher Marlowe was born.
1917 Zsa Zsa Gabor was born in Budapest.
1976 Leonard Peltier was arrested.
2016 Dan Hicks died in Mill Valley, California.
1812 Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, England.
1947 Main group of Dead Sea Scrolls was found.
1992 Maastricht Treaty was signed, leading to the creation of the European Union.
2018 John Perry Barlow died in San Francisco at age 70.
1879 Sanford Fleming first proposed adoption of Universal Standard Time.
1944 Don Joyce of Negativland group and Over The Edge radio was born in Keene, New Hampshire.
1986 Halley’s Comet most recent appearance in the inner Solar System.
1940 Tom and Jerry debuted in the cartoon short Puss Gets the Boot.
1937 Flint, Michigan sit-
1978 China lifted a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens.
2019 Lyndon LaRouche died at age 96.
1633 Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition.
2003 Protests against Iraq war in 600+ cities worldwide; 8 to 30 million people; the largest peace demonstration in history.
2013 A meteor exploded over Russia, with shock waves injuring 1,500 people.
2019 Ken Nordine died in Chicago at age 98.
1802 Electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr resolved when Jefferson elected President and Burr, Vice President by U.S. House of Representatives.
1933 United States Alcohol Prohibition ended.
1933 Newsweek magazine was first published.
1954 The first Church of Scientology was established in Los Angeles.
356 Emperor Constantius II issued a decree to order the closing of all the pagan temples within the Roman Empire.
1949 Ezra Pound awarded first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University.
1931 United States Congress approved the construction of the San Francisco-
1962 John Glenn first orbited the moon.
1848 Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto.
1874 The Oakland Daily Tribune published its first edition.
1925 The first issue of The New Yorker magazine was published.
1937 League of Nations banned foreign national “volunteers” in the Spanish Civil War.
2017 Ray Amir, Pinel School co-
1986 People Power Revolution began in the Philippines.
2017 Terra Dunlap and Joe Burke were married by the Rev. Roberts in San Francisco.
1941 Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
1920 The Nazi Party was founded in Germany.
1866 The Calaveras Skull was “discovered.” It supposedly indicated that man, mastodons,
and elephants had co-
1950 David Granda was born.
1933 Reichstag fire, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin was set on fire.
1525 Aztec king Cuauhtémoc was executed on the order of conquistador Hernán Cortés.
1916 Henry James died in Chelsea, London.
1939 Erroneous word “dord” was discovered in Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting investigation.
1954 First color television using NTSC standard offered for sale to the general public.
1994 NATO’s first combat action in history: four Bosnian Serb jets shot down by
American fighters in a no-
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468 Pope Hilarius died in Rome.
2004 President of Haiti, Jean-