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1841: Fugitive slave Frederick Douglass, soon to be a well-known orator, speaks before a mostly white abolitionist meeting for the first time on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket.
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1909 The SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship, the Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, N.C.


1934 The first federal prisoners arrived at the island prison Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay.

1952: Sixteen-year-old Hussein ibn Talal is proclaimed king of Jordan after his father is declared unfit to rule. King Hussein I remains on the throne until his death in 1999.

1954 A formal peace took hold in Indochina, ending more than seven years of fighting between the French and the Communist Vietminh.


1956 Abstract artist Jackson Pollock died in an automobile accident in East Hampton, N.Y., at age 44.


1984 President Ronald Reagan joked during a voice test for a paid political radio address that he had "signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."


1992 The Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the country, opened in Bloomington, Minn.


1997 President Bill Clinton made the first use of the line-item veto approved by Congress, rejecting three items in spending and tax bills. (The Supreme Court later struck down the line-item veto as unconstitutional.)


1998 British Petroleum purchased Amoco for $49 billion.


2000 Pat Buchanan won the Reform Party presidential nomination in a victory bitterly disputed by party founder Ross Perot's supporters, who chose their own nominee in a rival convention.


2002 US Airways filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.


2003 NATO took command of the 5,000-strong peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.


2003 Charles Taylor resigned as Liberia's president and went into exile in Nigeria.
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1851 Isaac Singer was granted a patent on his sewing machine.


1880 Baseball Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson was born in Factoryville, Pa.


1898 Hawaii was formally annexed to the United States.


1944 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, was killed when an explosives-laden Navy plane blew up over England during World War II............


1953 The Soviet Union conducted a secret test of its first hydrogen bomb.


1960 The first balloon satellite, Echo 1, was launched by the United States from Cape Canaveral, Fla.


1966 John Lennon apologized at a news conference in Chicago for saying "the Beatles are more popular than Jesus." Wasn't enough for one


1977 The space shuttle Enterprise passed its first solo flight test by taking off atop a Boeing 747, separating and then touching down in California's Mojave Desert.


1985 A crippled Japan Air Lines Boeing 747 on a domestic flight crashed into a mountain, killing 520 people.


1998 Swiss banks agreed to pay $1.25 billion as restitution to Holocaust survivors to settle claims for their assets.........


2000 The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk and its 118-man crew were lost during naval exercises in the Barents Sea......


2004 New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey announced his resignation and proclaimed himself "a gay American."


2004 The California Supreme Court voided the nearly 4,000 same-sex marriages sanctioned in San Francisco earlier in the year.


2007 A gunman opened fire in the sanctuary of a southwest Missouri church, killing a pastor and two worshippers. (Eiken Elam Saimon was sentenced to three life sentences without parole.)


2007 Crooner, talk show host and game show producer Merv Griffin died at age 82.


2008 Declaring "the aggressor has been punished," the Kremlin ordered a halt to Russia's devastating assault on Georgia -- five days of air and ground attacks that had left homes in smoldering ruins and uprooted 100,000 people.
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1521 Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez captured present-day Mexico City from the Aztecs.


1704 The Battle of Blenheim was fought during the War of the Spanish Succession, resulting in a victory for English and Austrian forces.


1899 Movie director Alfred Hitchcock was born in London.


1932 Adolf Hitler rejected the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out "for all or nothing."


1934 The comic strip "Li'l Abner" by Al Capp made its debut.


1942 Walt Disney's animated feature "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall in New York.


1960 The first two-way telephone conversation by satellite took place with the help of Echo 1, a balloon satellite.


1981 President Ronald Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions.


1995 Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle died of liver cancer at age 63.


2003 Libya agreed to set up a $2.7 billion fund for families of 270 people killed in the 1988 Pan Am bombing.


2004 The 28th summer Olympic games opened in Athens.


2007 President Bush's political strategist, Karl Rove, announced his resignation.


2007 Philanthropist Brooke Astor died at age 105.


2007 Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop and broadcaster Phil Rizzuto died at age 89.


2008 American Michael Phelps swam into history as the winningest Olympic athlete ever with his 10th and 11th career gold medals.
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1848 The Oregon Territory was established.


1900 International forces, including U.S. Marines, entered Beijing to put down the Boxer Rebellion, which was aimed at purging China of foreigners.


1917 China declared war on Germany and Austria during World War I.


1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law, creating unemployment insurance and pension plans for the elderly.


1941 President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill issued the Atlantic Charter, a statement of principles that renounced aggression.


1947 Pakistan became independent of British rule.


1951 Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst died at age 88.


1956 German dramatist Bertolt Brecht died at age 58.


1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.


1973 U.S. bombing of Cambodia came to a halt.


1980 Workers went on strike at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland - a job action that resulted in the creation of the Solidarity labor movement.


1980 President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale were nominated for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in New York.


1996 The Republican National Convention in San Diego nominated Bob Dole for president and Jack Kemp for vice president.


1997 An unrepentant Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for the Oklahoma City bombing.


2003 A blackout hit the northeastern United States and part of Canada; 50 million people lost power.


2006 Israel halted its offensive against Hezbollah guerrillas as a U.N.-imposed cease-fire went into effect after a month of warfare that killed more than 900 people.


2007 Toy company Mattel recalled 18.6 million lead-tainted, Chinese-made toys worldwide.


2008 President George W. Bush signed consumer-safety legislation that banned lead from children's toys.
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1057 Macbeth, the King of Scotland, was slain by the son of King Duncan.


1769 Napoleon Bonaparte was born on the island of Corsica.


1935 Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska.


1939 "The Wizard of Oz" premiered at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.


1944 Allied forces landed in southern France during World War II.


1945 The Allies proclaimed V-J Day, one day after Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.


1948 The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was proclaimed.


1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened in upstate New York.


1971 President Richard M. Nixon announced a 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents.


1998 A car bomb in Omagh, Northern Ireland, killed 29 people and injured 370. It was the single deadliest act of violence in 30 years of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland.


2000 One hundred people from North Korea arrived in South Korea for temporary reunions with relatives they had not seen for half a century; 100 South Koreans visited the North.


2001 Astronomers announced the discovery of the first solar system outside our own - two planets orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.


2006 Israel began withdrawing its forces from southern Lebanon.


2007 A magnitude-8 earthquake in Peru's southern desert killed at least 540 people.


2008 Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili grudgingly signed a U.S.-backed truce with Russia, even as he denounced the Russians as invading barbarians and accused the West of all but encouraging them to overrun his country.
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1777 American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington, Vt.


1812 Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.


1829 Chang and Eng, a pair of conjoined twins from Siam, arrived in Boston to be exhibited to the Western world. (The term Siamese twins became a common phrase for conjoined twins.)


1858 A telegraphed message from Britain's Queen Victoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted over the recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.


1861 President Abraham Lincoln prohibited the states of the Union from trading with the seceding states of the Confederacy.


1888 T.E. Lawrence, the British soldier who gained fame as "Lawrence of Arabia," was born in Tremadoc, Wales.


1913 Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin was born in Brest-Litovsk in present-day Belarus.


1948 Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth died at age 53.


1954 Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc.


1956 Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.


1960 Britain granted independence to Cyprus.


1987 Northwest Airlines Flight 255 crashed while trying to take off from a Detroit airport, killing 156 people; the sole survivor was a 4-year-old girl.


1987 Thousands of people worldwide began a two-day celebration of the "harmonic convergence," which believers called the start of a new, purer age of humankind.


1988 Vice President George H.W. Bush tapped Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle to be his running mate on the Republican ticket.


2000 Delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominated Vice President Al Gore for president.


2002 Terrorist mastermind Abu Nidal was found shot to death in Baghdad, Iraq.


2003 Rep. Bill Janklow, R-S.D., was involved in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in South Dakota. (He was convicted of manslaughter and resigned from Congress.)


2003 Idi Amin, the former dictator of Uganda, died in Saudi Arabia.


2006 A man was arrested in Thailand as a suspect in the slaying of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. However, his confession was later discredited.


2007 Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen held for 3-1/2 years as an enemy combatant, was convicted in Miami of helping Islamic extremists and plotting overseas attacks. (He was sentenced to 17 years, four months in prison.)


2008 Michael Phelps won the 100-meter butterfly by a hundredth of a second for his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics, tying Mark Spitz's 1972 record.


2008 Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and actress Portia de Rossi were married at their Beverly Hills, Calif., home.
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1896 A prospecting party discovered gold in Alaska, a finding that touched off the Klondike gold rush.


1915 A mob in Cobb County, Ga., lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, whose death sentence for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment.


1943 The Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina.


1945 Indonesian nationalists declared independence from the Netherlands.


1948 Former State Department official Alger Hiss faced his chief accuser, Whittaker Chambers, during a closed-door meeting of the House Un-American Activities Committee in New York. Hiss repeated his denial that he'd ever been a Communist agent.


1962 East German border guards shot and mortally wounded 18-year-old Peter Fechter, who had attempted to cross over the Berlin Wall into the western sector.


1969 Hurricane Camille slammed into the Gulf Coast, killing 248 people.


1987 Rudolf Hess, the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle, died at Spandau prison in West Berlin at age 93, having apparently committed suicide by strangling himself with an electrical cord. He had been the only inmate at Spandau for 21 years.


1992 Actor-director Woody Allen admitted being romantically involved with Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his longtime companion, actress Mia Farrow.


1998 President Bill Clinton underwent grand jury questioning in the Monica Lewinsky scandal.


1998 Russia devalued the ruble.


2000 The Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles nominated Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman for vice president.


2002 Pope John Paul II arrived in Krakow, Poland, for the ninth and final visit to his native country during his papacy.


2005 Israeli security forces began the forcible removal of Jews from four settlements in the Gaza Strip.


2008 Michael Phelps and three teammates won the 400-meter medley relay for Phelps' record-breaking eighth gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
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1227 The Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died.


1587 Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born on American soil, on what is now Roanoke Island, N.C.


1846 U.S. forces led by Gen. Stephen W. Kearny captured Santa Fe, N.M.


1894 Congress established the Bureau of Immigration.


1914 President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I.


1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right of women to vote, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.


1954 Assistant Secretary of Labor James E. Wilkins became the first African-American to attend a meeting of a president's Cabinet as he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell.


1958 The novel "Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in New York by G.P. Putnam's Sons, almost three years after the book was originally published in Paris.


1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., concluded with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix.


1983 Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 22 dead and causing more than $1 billion damage.


1988 Indiana Sen. Dan Quayle was nominated as George H.W. Bush's running mate during the Republican National Convention in New Orleans.


1991 Soviet hard-liners launched a coup aimed at toppling President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who was vacationing in the Crimea.


1997 Virginia Military Institute admitted a female student for the first time in its 158-year history.


2005 A judge in Wichita, Kan., sentenced BTK serial killer Dennis Rader to 10 consecutive life terms.


2005 Pope Benedict XVI began his first foreign trip as pontiff in low-key style, returning to his German homeland.


2008 Pervez Musharraf resigned as the president of Pakistan.
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1812 The USS Constitution defeated the British frigate Guerriere east of Nova Scotia during the War of 1812.


1929 The comedy "Amos 'n' Andy" made its network radio debut on NBC.


1942 About 6,000 Canadian and British soldiers launched a disastrous raid against the Germans at Dieppe, France, suffering about 50 percent casualties.


1955 Severe flooding in the Northeast caused by the remnants of Hurricane Diane claimed some 200 lives.


1960 A tribunal in Moscow convicted American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers of espionage.


1969 Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis began three days of recording sessions that yielded the album "Bitches Brew."


1974 U.S. Ambassador Rodger P. Davies was fatally wounded by a bullet that penetrated the American embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, during a protest by Greek Cypriots.


1976 President Gerald R. Ford won the Republican presidential nomination at the party's national convention in Kansas City.


1977 Comedian Groucho Marx died at age 86.


1994 President Bill Clinton halted the nation's three-decade open-door policy for Cuban refugees.


1996 A judge sentenced former Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker to four years' probation for his Whitewater crimes.


2003 A suicide truck bomb struck U.N. headquarters in Baghdad, killing 22, including the top U.N. envoy, Sergio Vieira de Mello.


2004 Internet search engine Google went public.


2005 A Texas jury found pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. liable for the death of a man who'd taken the once-popular painkiller Vioxx, awarding his widow $253.4 million in damages. (The award was reduced to about $26 million by state caps on punitive damages.)
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1833 Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States, was born in North Bend, Ohio.


1914 German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.


1918 Britain opened an offensive on the Western front during World War I.


1940 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force, saying, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."


1953 The Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had tested a hydrogen bomb.


1955 Hundreds of people were killed in anti-French rioting in Morocco and Algeria.


1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure.


1977 The United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.


1992 The Republican National Convention in Houston nominated President George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle for a second term.


1998 Retaliating for deadly embassy bombings in East Africa, the United States launched cruise missile strikes against al-Qaida training camps in Afghanistan and what was described as a chemical plant in Sudan.


2006 Former Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, who had taken the iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising picture during World War II, died at age 94.


2008 Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski signed a deal to put a U.S. missile defense base in Poland.


2008 Gene Upshaw, executive director of the NFL Players Association, died at age 63.
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