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1604 Othello by William Shakespeare was first performed at Whitehall Palace in London.
1611 William Shakespeare’s The Tempest first performed at Whitehall Palace, London.
1952 The U.S. detonated its first hydrogen bomb, “Ivy Mike,” in the Marshall Islands.
1995 First all-
1734 Daniel Boone was born.
1839 Beginning of the first Opium War between China and Britain.
1948 Dewey Defeats Truman banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune.
2011 Matty Alou died in Miami, Florida at age 72.
1895 Eugene Field died in Chicago.
1916 Walter Cronkite was born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
1979 Iranian militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Teheran and took hostages that they held captive for 444 days.
1995 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by an extremist Israeli.
1605 Guy Fawkes was arrested in London.
1960 Mack Sennett, film director and producer, died in Woodland Hills, California at age 80.
1979 Cartoonist Al Capp died in South Hampton, New Hampshire at age 70.
1854 John Philip Sousa was born in Washington, D.C.
2012 Barack Obama was re-
1837 Abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy was killed at his Alton, Illinois print works by
1926 Opera singer Joan Sutherland was born.
2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected a United States Senator from New York.
1519 Cortés conquered Mexico for Spain.
1847 Bram Stoker was born.
1884 Hermann Rorschach was born in Zürich.
1960 John F. Kennedy was elected 35th President of the United States of America.
1802 Elijah Lovejoy was born in Albion, Maine.
1965 The Great Blackout of the Northeast began at 5:16 p.m. Eastern time.
1989 The Fall of the Berlin Wall, marking the end of the Cold War.
1775 U.S. Marine Corps founded at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia by Samuel Nicholas.
1939 Russell Means was born.
1969 Sesame Street debuted on PBS.
2001 Ken Kesey, cultural frontiersman and novelist, died in Eugene, Oregon at age 66.
1821 Fydor Dostoyevsky was born in Moscow.
1918 The Armistice was signed in France, ending World War I effective at 11 a.m. (“the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”)
1938 Irving Berlin’s God Bless America was first performed (by Kate Smith).
1840 Sculptor Auguste Rodin was born in Paris.
1933 First known alleged photographs of the Loch Ness Monster taken by Hugh Gray.
1957 California artist Dennis John Mudgett was born.
1002 King Æthelred II ordered the killing of all Danes in England.
1850 Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1940 Fantasia, the animated musical film by Walt Disney, was first released.
2001 President George W. Bush signed an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
1840 Claude Monet was born in Paris.
1533 Francisco Pizarro arrived at Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire.
1887 Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
1971 Intel released the world’s first commercial single-
1938 LSD was first synthesized by Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann at the Sandoz Laboratories in Basel, Switzerland.
1558 Queen Elizabeth I crowned in England.
1790 Mathematician August Möbius was born in Schulpforta, Electorate of Saxony.
1917 Sculptor Auguste Rodin died in Meudon, Île-
1938 Gordon Lightfoot was born in Orillia, Ontario, Canada.
1954 General Gamal Abdel Nasser became Egyptian head of state.
1993 NAFTA approved by U.S. House of Representatives.
1477 William Caxton printed the first book in the English language, The Dictes and Sayengis of the Phylosophers.
1928 Mickey Mouse film debut, Steamboat Willie.
1978 Jonestown, Guyana, Peoples Temple mass-
1999 Paul Bowles died in Tangier at age 88.
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel.
1805 Fidelio, Ludwig van Beethoven’s only opera, premiered in Vienna, Austria.
1917 Ukraine was declared a republic.
1925 Robert F. Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
2013 Psychic Sylvia Browne died in San Jose, California at age 77.
1694 Voltaire was born in Paris.
1783 The first free balloon flight happened in Paris as two men ascended in a hot air balloon.
1999 Quentin Crisp died in Manchester, England.
1718 Blackbeard the pirate (Edward Teach) was killed off the coast of North Carolina.
1890 Charles De Gaulle was born in Lille, France.
1899 Songwriter Hoagy Carmichael was born.
1963 John F. Kennedy, United States President, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas at age 46.
1963 C. S. Lewis died in Oxford, England at age 64.
1963 Aldous Huxley died in Los Angeles at age 69.
1876 Tammany Hall’s Boss Tweed delivered to New York City authorities after capture in Spain.
1887 Boris Karloff was born in London.
1888 Harpo Marx was born in New York City.
1889 First jukebox went into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
1888 Dale Carnegie was born in Maryville, Missouri.
1941 Donald “Duck” Dunn was born.
1941 Pete Best was born in Chennai, India.
2000 Klayton Farmer was born.
1835 Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland.
1914 Joe DiMaggio was born in Martinez, California.
1947 The “Hollywood Ten” were blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios.
1952 Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
1476 Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) defeated Basarab Laiota for the rule of Wallachia.
1607 Harvard College founder John Harvard was born in London.
1789 Thanksgiving Day observed in the United States, proclaimed by President George Washington at the request of Congress.
1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnavron first entered Pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb.
1917 Buffalo Bob Smith (Robert Emil Schmidt), host of the children’s show Howdy Doody, was born in Buffalo, New York.
1942 Jimi Hendrix was born in Seattle.
1978 San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk assassinated in City Hall.
1980 Jackie Greene was born in Salinas, California.
1582 William Shakespeare & Anne Hathaway paid a £40 bond for their marriage license
1757 William Blake was born in London.
1905 Irish political party Sinn Féin was founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith.
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1876 The USA’s first female governor, Nellie Tayloe Ross, was born near Amazonia in Andrew County Missouri.
1898 C. S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland.
1939 Peter Bergman was born.
1947 Palestine was partitioned into Jewish and Arab land by the U.N. General Assembly.
2001 George Harrison died in Los Angeles at age 58.
1835 Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born in Florida, Missouri.
1936 Abbie Hoffman was born in Worcester, Massachusetts.
1940 Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were married in Greenwich, Connecticut.