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1528 - Gustav I of Sweden crowned king of Sweden.

1592 - Titus Andronicus first staged at the Rose Theatre.

1773 - The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina.

1777 - Mission Santa Clara de Asís is founded in what is now Santa Clara, California.

1838 - In order to avoid prosecution under laws banning polygamy, Joseph Smith, Jr. and his followers leave Ohio for Missouri.

1848 - The Palermo rising in Sicily rises against the Bourbon kingdom of the Two Sicilies

1866 - Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.

1872 - Yohannes IV is crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in Axum, the first imperial coronation in that city in over 200 years.

1875 - Kwang-su becomes emperor of China.

1898 - Ito Hirobumi begins his third term as Prime Minister of Japan.

1908 - A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1915 - The Rocky Mountain National Park is formed by an act of U.S. Congress.

1915 - United States House of Representatives rejects proposal to give women the right to vote.


1926 - Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll premiere their radio program Sam 'n' Henry, a precursor to Amos 'n' Andy; possibly the first situation comedy.

1932 - Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

1940 - World War II: Russia bombs cities in Finland.

1942 - President Franklin Roosevelt creates the National War Labor Board.

1945 - World War II: The Soviets begin a large offensive in Eastern Europe against the Nazis.

1964 - Rebels in Zanzibar begin a revolt known as the Zanzibar Revolution and proclaimed a republic.

1966 - Lyndon B. Johnson states that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there is ended.

1966 - Batman the TV series debuts on ABC.

1967 - Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation.

1969 - Super Bowl III: New York Jets upset the Baltimore Colts, 16-7.

1969 - Hard rock band Led Zeppelin release their eponymous first album.

1970 - Biafra capitulates, ending the Nigerian civil war.

1971 - All in the Family debuts on CBS.


1971 - Harrisburg Six: The Reverend Philip Berrigan and five others are indicted on charges of conspiring to kidnap Henry Kissinger and of plotting to blow up the heating tunnels of federal buildings in Washington, DC.

1976 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to allow the Palestinian Liberation Organization to participate in a Security Council debate (without voting rights).

1986 - Space shuttle Columbia takes-off with the first Hispanic-American astronaut, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.

1991 - Persian Gulf War: An act of the U.S. Congress authorizes the use of military force to drive Iraq out of Kuwait.

1992 - A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by referendum in Mali.

1995 - Malcolm X's daughter, Qubilah Shabazz, is arrested for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan.

1998 - Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

2005 - Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral by a Delta 2 rocket.

2006 - The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council. (ABC)

2006 - A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims. (BBC)

2006 - Turkey releases Mehmet Ali A?ca from jail after serving 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II. (BBC)

2006 - The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship. (BBC)


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