Dr. Charles F. Urbanowicz
Professor of Anthropology
California State University, Chico
Chico, California 95929-0400
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MAY 7: Francis Beaufort is born (1774), Robert Browning is born (1812), Johannes Brahms is born (1833), Peter Ilich Tchiakovsky is born (1840), George Eastman patents his Kodak "box camera" (1888), Rabindranath Tagore is born (1861), Gabby Hayes is born (1885), Josep Broz Tito is born (1892), Archibal McLeish is born (1892), Gary Cooper is born (1901), Edward Herbert Land is born (1909), the Congress of the United States resolves that "Mother's Day" is the second Sunday In May (1914), S.S. LUSITANIA is sunk (1915), Maria Evita Duarte Perón (née Ibarguren) is born (1919), Darren McGavin is born (1922), Mills Field (now San Francisco International Airport) is dedicated (1927), Thornton Wilder wins the Pulitzer Prize for THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY (1928), Johnny Unitas is born (1933), the GRAF ZEPPELIN explodes at Lakehurst, New Jersey (1937), Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940), Germany surrenders at Rheims, ending World War II in Europe (1945), John Hersey wins the Pulitzer Prize for A BELL FOR ADANO (1945), KRAFT TELEVISION THEATER begins on the National Boadacsting Company (NBC) (1947), French forces are defeated at Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam (1954), Eliot Ness dies (1957), Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett win the Pulitzer Prize for THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (1956), IBM releases PC-DOS version 1.1 (1982), the Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles, California (1982), and Guy Williams Dies (1989).
MAY 5: SØren Aaby Kierkegaard is born (1813), the American Bible Society is organized in New York (1816), Karl Marx is born (1818), Herbert Hugh Bancroft is born (1832), Henryk Sienkiewicz is born (1846), the American Medical Association is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1847), Nellie Bly is born (1867), Mexican forces under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeat the army of Maximillan at the Battle of Pueblo, hence CINCO DE MAYO (1867), Carnegie Hall opens in New York City (1891), Spencer Tracy is born (1900), Adlai Stevenson is born (1900), Rex Harrison is born (1908), Fifth Olympic Games open in Stockholm, Sweden (1912), Alice Faye is born (1912), United States Marines invade the Dominican Republic (1916), John T. Scopes is arrested for teaching the theory of "evolution" in Dayton, Tennessee (1925), MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY wins the Academy Award for Best Picture (1936), Herman Wouk's THE CAINE MUTINY wins the Pulitzer Prize for fiction (1952), Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Joseph Stalin) dies (1953), DAMN YANKEES opens on Broadway, New York City (1955), Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space (1961), Secretariat wins the Kentucky Derby (1973), and USA President Ronald Reagan lays a wreath in Bitburg, West Germany, causing a controvery because of the NAZI graves located there (1984).
APRIL 30: Karl Friedrich Gauss is born (1777), George Washington is inaugurated as the first president of the United States of America (1789), the United States acquires 828,000 square miles as a result of the "Louisiana Purchase" with France (1803), Shaka the Zulu king dies (1828), The College of California (Oakland) becomes the first institution west of the Mississippi to offer a curriculum comparable to colleges in the Eastern United States (1855), the George Washington Bridge opens, connecting New Jersey and New York State (1889), Eve Arden is born (1912), Cloris Leachman is born (1925), the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) makes the first public demonstration of television at the World's Fair, New York, NY (1939), Adolf Hitler commits suicide (1945), "Arthur Godfrey Time" begins a 27 year run on CBS radio (1945), Merrill Osmond is born (1953), the discovery of the 101st element, mendelevium is announced (1955), Willie Mays hits four home runs (1962), Inger Stevens dies (1970), United States forces invade Cambodia (1970), Agnes Moorehead dies (1974), Vietcong tanks enter Saigon, South Vietnam (1975), Siskel & Ebert televise their 500th movie-review show (1989), and a cyclone kills an estimated 125,000 people in Bangladesh (1991).
APRIL 28: Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA is published (1687), James Monroe is born (1758), Fletcher Christian leads the "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1789), more than 50,000 people view the coffin of Abraham Lincoln in Cleveland, Ohio (1865), The League of Nations is founded (1919), Harper Lee is born (1926), the first organized baseball game at night occurs (1930), Saddam Hussein is born (1937), Pan American flies the first commercial flight across the Pacific (1937), Ann-Margret Olsson is born (1941), Bernito Mussolini dies (1945), Thor Heyerdahl sails on the "Kon Tiki" from Peru to Polynesia (1947), Jay Leno is born (1950), the Peace Treay of World War II becomes effective (1952), United States Marines invade the Dominican RFepublic (1965), Charles De Gaulle resigns as Premier of France (1968), General Motors becomes the largest corporation in the USA, with sales over $96,000,000,000 (1986), Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 roof tears off mid-flight (1988), and CHORUS LINE closes on Broadway, New York City, after 6,137 performances in fifteen years (1990).
APRIL 23: Christian tradition says that Jesus Christ, who was crucified three days earlier, was raised from the dead on this date (33 AD), the first Easter; the next time Easter falls on April 23rd will be in the year 2000; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is born (1547), William Shakespeare is born (1564), Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra dies (1616), William Shakesphere dies (1616), Max Planck is born (1858), Sergei Prokofiev is born (1891), Vladimir Nabokov is born (1899), Shirley Temple is born (1928), Sandra Dee is born (1942), Herve Villechaize is born (1943), Henry ("Hank") Aaron hits his first home run (1954), launch of the first communications satellite by the USSR (1965), student riots at Columbia University, New York City (1968), Buster Crabbe dies (1983), the "new" Coca-Cola appears (1985), Sam Ervin dies (1985), groundbreaking occurs for the Grand Floridan Beach Resort in Orlando, Florida (1986), Paulette Goddard dies (1990), and today is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) which is the 27th day of Nissan (1998).
APRIL 21: Traditional date for the founding of Rome (753 BC), Cosimo de Medici dies (1574), Friedrich Frobel is born (1782), Charlotte Bronte is born (1816), John Muir is born (1838), the first railroad bridge across Mississippi is completed (1856), Max Weber is born (1864), the first buffalo is born in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (1892), Edmund G. "Pat" Brown is born (1905), Mark Twain dies (1910), Anthony Quinn is born (1915), Baron Manfred von Richtofen dies (1918), Elaine May is born (1932), Tony Danza is born (1951), HEARTBREAK HOTEL by Elvis Presley becomes the number one record in the USA (1956), The Century 21 Exposition opens in Seattle, Washington (1962), the government of South Vietnam abdicates (1975), ANNIE opens on Broadway in New York City (1977), and Walter Slezak dies (1983).
APRIL 16: Hans Sloane is born (1660), Charles Edward Stuart ("Bonnie Prince Charlie") is defeated at the Battle of Culloden (1746), the United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot ammendment which calls for an unarmed USA-Canadian border (1818), Anatole France is born (1844), Wilbur Wright is born (1867), Charlie Chaplin is born (1882), Polly Adler is born (1900), Harriet Quimby is the first woman to fly across the English Channel, from Dover (England) to Hardelot (France) (1912), Peter Ustinov is born (1921), Babe Ruth plays in his first National League game (1935), Lew Alcindor (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) is born (1947), Babe Ruth dies (1948), Jimmy Osmond is born (1963), Apollo 16 is launched by the USA (1972), two giant pandas arrive in the USA from the People's Republic of China (1972), the Cambodian government surrenders to the Khmer Rouge (1975), Michael Jordon becomes the second NBA player to score 3000 points in a season (1987), and the United States announces that new forms of animal life, created through gene splicing, are patentable (1987).
APRIL 14: Mass suicide at Masada (73 A.D.), Christian Huygen is born (1629), AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE is published by Noah Webster (1828), the first Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco, California, from St Joseph, Missouri (1860), USA President Abraham Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth (1865), Arnold Toynbee is born (1889), Thomas Alva Edison gives first public demonstration of his kinetoscope, or motion pictures (1894), the first J.C. Penney store opens in Kemmerer, Wyoming (1902), RMS TITANIC strikes an iceberg (1912), Loretta Lynn is born (1935), John Steinbeck publishes THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1939), Pete Rose is born (1941), Steve Martin is born (1945), the Ampex Corp demonstrates the first commercial videotape recorder (1956), first major league baseball game played outside the USA in Montreal, Canada (1969), the game of "Dungeons and Dragons" is invented (1974), the USA Space Shuttle COLUMBIA returns to Earth (1981), Simone de Beauvoir dies (1986), USA bombers destroy military targets in Tripoli, Libya (1986), and Burl Ives dies (1995).
APRIL 9: Lorenzo de Medici dies (1492), François Rabelais dies (1553), Francis Bacon dies (1626), Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay, Australia (1770), Isambard Kingdom Brunel is born (1805), Charles-Pierre Baudelaire is born (1821), Edward Muybridge is born (1830), Jacque Boucher de Perthese announces the discovery of fossilized human remains in France (1830), Charles Proteus Steinmetz is born (1865),the Unites States Civil War ends (1865), the purchase of Alaska is ratified by the Senate of the United States of America (1867), W.C. Fields is born (1879), J. Presper Eckert is born (1919), Hugh Hefner is born (1926), Tom Lehrer is born (1928), Scottsboro defendants' appeal fails (1933), Marian Anderson sings at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1939), ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) Project begins (1943), Dietrich Bonhoeffer dies (1945), TV GUIDE publishes the first issue (1953), Frank Lloyd Wright dies (1959), NASA selects first seven astronauts (1959), the first Boeing 737 is produced (1967), THE FRENCH CONNECTION wins the Academy Award for Best Picture (1972), TERMS OF ENDEARMENT wins the Academy Award for Best Picture (1984), Microsoft issues MS DOS 5.0. (1991), and Manuel Noriega is convicted in Miami, Florida (1992).
APRIL 7: Francis Xavier is born (1506), Domenicos Theotocopoulos (El Greco) dies (1614), the Dutch establish a settlement at Cape Town, South Africa (1652), William Wordsworth is born (1770), John Walker invents matches (1827), the California town of "Rough and Ready" secedes from the USA (1850), Phinneas T. Barnum dies (1891), Albert Fall, United States Secretary of the Interior, leases the Teapot Dome Oil Reserve in Wyoming in exchange for a secret interest-free loan (1922), the first public demonstration of television in the USA occurs (1927), James Garner is born (1928), Daniel Ellsberg is born (1931), Utah becomes the 38th state to ratify 21st Amendment and "Prohibition" ends (1933), Edmund (Jerry) Brown Junior is born (1938), Albert Hofmann synthesizes diethylamide of d-lysergic acid (LSD) in Switzerland (1938), Francis Ford Coppola is born (1939), Mussolini invades Albania (1939), SOUTH PACIFIC opens in New York City (1949), Theda Bara dies (1955), THE WASHINGTON POST writes: "The US has a major interest in the defense of Vietnam . . . [and] to protect the Vietnamese people from communist absorption" (1961), IBM announces System/360 (1964), MIDNIGHT COWBOY wins the Academy Award for Best Picture (1970), and the USA breaks off diplomatic relations with Iran as a result of the hostage crisis (1980).
APRIL 2: Charlemagne is born (742 AD), Florida discovered and claimed for Spain by Ponce de Leon (1513), Giovanni Jacapo Casanova is born (1725), Hans Christian Andersen is born (1805), Frederick-Auguste Bertholdi is born (1834), Charles Dickens and Catherine Hogarth are married (1836), Émile Zola is born (1840), Samuel Finley Breese Morse dies (1872), Buddy Ebsen is born (1908), Alec Guinness is born (1914), USA President Woordrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany: "The world must be made safe for democracy." (1917), Josef Stalin elected secretary-general of the Central Committee (1922), The "Civil War" in Spain officially ends (1939), AS THE WORLD TURNS premiers on television in the USA (1956), Cecil Scott Forester dies (1966), Qatar gains independence from Great Britain (1970), THE STING wins the Academy Award for the best picture (1973), and Argentina invades the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) (1982).
MARCH 31: René Descartes is born (1596), John Donne dies (1631), Earthquake at Cuzco, Peru (1651), John Harrison is born (1693), Franz Joseph Haydn is born (1732), Edward FitzGerald is born (1809), Nikolai Gogol is born (1809), Andrew Lang is born (1844), Charlotte Brontë dies (1855), the Eiffel Tower in Paris officially opens (1889), the first national automobile advertisement appears in the SATURDAY EVENING POST (1900), Octavio Paz is born (1914), D.W. Griffith's BIRTH OF A NATION has its first US screening (1915), Cesar Chavez is born (1927), Knute Rockne dies (1931), Shirley Jones is born (1933), The Congress of the United States authorizes the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933), Herb Alpert is born (1935), Japan invades Mongolia (1936), Richard Chamberlain is born (1935), the musical OKLAHOMA, by Rodgers & Hammerstein opens on Broadway (1943), Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE opens in New York City (1945), Gabe Kaplan is born (1946), Albert Gore Junior is born (1948), and Jesse Owens dies (1980).
MARCH 19: David Livingstone is born (1813), the explorer Richard Burton is born (1821), William Jennings Bryan is born (1860), Earl Warren is born (1891), the Los Angeles Railway is established to provide streetcar service (1895), Adolf Eichmann is born (1906), the Congress of the United States of America authorizes time zones and approves daylight saving time (1918), the United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for second time (1920), Nevada legalizes gambling (1931), the Sydney Harbour Bridge opens in Australia (1932), Philip Roth is born (1933), Ruth Pointer is born (1946), Edgar Rice Burroughs dies (1950), Glenn Close is born (1947), THE CAINE MUTINY is published by Herman Wouk (1951), Bruce Willis is born (1955), John Dean tells USA President Richard M. Nixon that "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency" (1973), Louis Broglie dies (1987), and the first world ice hockey tournment for women held in Ottawa, Canada (1990).
MARCH 17: Saint Patrick dies (461), Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines (1521), Stamp Act repealed (1766), Charlotte Elliott is born (1789), Gottlieb Daimler is born (1834), the Second Maori War begins in New Zealand (1860), E. di Campna and G. Capurro publish O SOLE MIO! (1899), Eleanor Roosevelt marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (1905), Nat "King" Cole is born (1919), Rudolf Nureyev is born (1938), Danny DeVito is born (1944), Element 98, Californium, is announced (1950), the Dalai Lama flees Tibet for India (1959), and Golda Meir becomes the first woman Prime Minister of Israel (1969).
MARCH 13: Hernan Cortez lands in Mexico (1519), Joseph Priestly is born (1733), Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin (1793), Percival Lowell is born (1855), Tsar Alexander II of Russia dies (1881) Standard Time adopted in USA (1884), Susan B. Anthony dies (1906), L. Ron Hubbard is born (1911), the State of Tennessee makes it unlawful to teach evolution (1925), Clarence Darrow dies (1938), Austria annexed by Nazi Germany (1938), Neil Sedaka is born (1939), Stephen Vinvent Benét dies (1944), Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer (1970), The People's Revolutionary Party stages a coup in Grenada (1979), Bruno Bettelheim dies (1990), and Exxon pays $1,000,000 in fines for the Alaskan oil spill (1991).
MARCH 12: Cesare Borgia dies (1507), The United States Post Office is established (1789), Gustav R. Kirchoff is born (1824), the first gold seekers arrive in Nicaragua en route to California (1849), William H. Perkin is born (1838), Vaslav Nijinsky is born (1890), Coca-Cola first sold in bottles (1894), Canberra becomes the Federal Capital of Australia (1913), Russian troops "mutiny" and the "February Revolution" begins (1917), Jack Kerouac is born (1922), the first "motion picture" with sound is demonstrated in New York City (1923), Walter M. Schirra Jr is born (1923), Sun Yat-Sen dies (1925), Edward Albee is born (1928), Liza Minelli is born (1946), Charlie Parker dies (1955), Darryl Strawberry is born (1962), Malcolm X (El-Haji Malik El-SHabazz) resigns from Nation of Islam (1964), and the Los Angeles Raiders announce they are returning to Oakland, California (1990).
MARCH 10: Marcello Malpighi is born (1628), William Penn receives a charter making him the proprietor of the colonial territory known today as Pennsylvania (1681), first money minted in Hawaii (1847), Wyatt Earp is born (1848), Giuseppe Mazzini dies (1872), Alexander Graham Bell sends first telephone message to his assistant Thomas Watson (1876), Salvation Army established in the USA (1880), Bix Beidebecke is born (1903), Harriet Tubman dies (1913), James M. Herriott is born (1916), earthquake in Long Beach, California (1933), Chuck Norris is born (1940), Bobby Fischer is born (1943), James Earl Ray pleads guilty to the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1969), Sygyzy: all 9 planets aligned on same side of Sun (1982), and Ray Milland dies (1986).
MARCH 5: Gerardus Mercator is born (1512), the first religious journal is published in America,THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY in Boston, (1734), Crispus Attucks is the first person killed during the Boston Massacre (1770), the siege of the Alamo ends (1836), American author Frank Norris is born (1870), Rex Harrison is born (1908), United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaims 10-day bank holiday (1933), the NATIONALSOZIALISTISCHE DEUTSCHE ARBEITERPARTEI (NAZI) Party wins 288 seats (44 per cent) in the German National Elections and combined with the DNVP (nationalist) delegates, they have a majority (1933), Winston Churchill makes his "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Missouri (1946), Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (also known as Joseph Stalin) dies (1953), Kimberly McCullough is born (1978), and John Belushi dies (1982).
MARCH 3: Congress establishes US Mint (1791), Alexander Graham Bell born (1847), Allen Ginsberg born (1921), "Star Spangled Banner" adopted by Congress as national anthem (1931), Lou Costello dies (1959), Herschel Walker born (1962), voting machine in the U.S. House of Representatives used for the first time (1971), Arthur Koestler dies (1983), Danny Kaye dies (1987), and Iraq agrees to all cease-fire demands, ending the Gulf War (1991).
MARCH 2: Thomas Bodley is born (1545), John Wesley dies (1791), Sam Houston is born (1793), the United States passes legislation which is viewed as "hostile" to lotteries (1827), the Congress of the United States of America declares that slave importation is illegal (1807), Texas declares independence from Mexico (1836), Solomon Rabinowitz (Sholem Aleichem) is born (1859), Kurt Weill is born (1900), the first telegraph company opens in Hawai'i (1901), Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is born (1904), Desi Arnaz is born (1917), TIME magazine begins publishing (1923), Babe Ruth becomes highest paid baseball player at $70,000 per year (1927), Mikhail Gorbachev is born (1931), Thomas Wolfe is born (1931), Howard Carter dies (1939), Karen Carpenter is born (1950), the French-built Concorde makes its first flight (1969), American Airlines' first flight of a Boeing 747 (1970), Charlie Chaplin's body stolen in Switzerland (1978), and Sandy Dennis dies (1992).
FEBRUARY 26: Victor Hugo born (1802), Napoleon I escapes from Elba (1815), Levi Strauss born (1829), William Frederick "Bufffalo Bill" Cody born (1846), Karl Marx publishes THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (1848), The Berlin Conference gives the Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to England (1885), Jackie Gleason born (1916), Tony Randall born (1924), Antione "Fats" Domino born (1928), Johhny Cash born (1932), and Robert Penn Warren named 1st US poet laureate (1984).
FEBRUARY 24: Muhammad ibn Battutah born (1304), Christopher Columbus dispatched the first boatloads of slaves from the New World to Spain (1495), Pope Gregory XIII issues a Papal Bull adopting a new calendar system (1582), Wilhelm Grimm born (1786), Impeachment proceedings authorized by the US House of Representatives against President Andrew Johnson (1868), Juan Peron elected President of Argentina (1946), James Farentino born (1938), Steven Jobs born (1955), Paula Zahn born (1956), and the United States of American and various allies begin a ground war assault on Iraqi troops (1991).
FEBRUARY 23: Johannes Gutenberg prints the Bible (1455),Samuel Pepys born (1633), Georg Friedrich Handel born (1685), John Quincy Adams dies (1848), W.E.B. DuBois born (1868), Karl Jaspers born (1883), Control of Panama Canal Zone acquired by the USA (1904), Japanese submarine shells an oil refinery, Ellwood, Calif (1942), USA flag raised on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima (1945), Wilma Rudolph awarded the James E. Sullivan Memorial trophy (1962), Stan Laurel dies (1965), 25th amendment to the United States Constitution ratified (1967), and the 16th Olympic Winter games close in Albertville, France (1992)
FEBRUARY 19: Nicolaus Copernicus born (1473), Luigi Boccherini born (1743), Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph (1878), the first prize is placed into a Cracker Jack box (1913), Knights of Pythias founded in Washington, D.C. (1924), Lee Marvin born (1924), Carson McCullers born (1927), Executive order 9066 signed by USA President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1942), the United States Marines land at Iwo Jima (1945), André Gide dies (1951), Justine Bateman born (1966), and the former Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (USSR) launches the Mir space station into Earth orbit (1986).
FEBRUARY 17: Jean Baptiste Poquelin (known by the pseudonym of Molière) dies, Thomas Malthus born (1766), Frederick Douglas born (1817), Andrew Barton Patterson born (1864), Esther Morris appointed the first female judge in the USA (1870), Thomas J Watson born (1874), André Maginot born (1877), Marion Anderson born (1902), Chaim Potok born (1929), NEWSWEEK begins publishing (1933), Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested in Alabama (1960), Michael Jordan born (1961), Lou Diamond Phillips born (1962), and Dodger pitcher Orel Hershiser signs a $7,900,000 three-year contract (1989).
FEBRUARY 16: Giordano Bruno died (1600), Henry Adams born (1838), Pennsylvania State College, the first state agricultural college opens (1859), Robert J. Flaherty born (1884), the first Chinese daily newspaper in the United States published in San Francisco: CHUNG SAI YAT PO (1900), the Esperanto Club in America established (1905), Sonny Bono born (1935), the first loan under the GI Bill of Rights announced (1945), Fidel Castro comes to power in Cuba (1959), John McEnroe born (1959), and the Los Angeles Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform (1992).
FEBRUARY 13: the voyage of the British East India Company began (1601), the first chartered state college was opened (now known as the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) (1795), Bess Truman born (1885), Georges Simenon born (1903), Kim Novak born (1933), George Segal born (1936), first heart surgery for the relief of angina pectoris takes place in Cleveland, Ohio (1935), J.L. Searles III becomes the first African American member of the New York Stock Exchange (1969), and Aleksander Solzhenitsyn is expelled from the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (USSR) (1974).
FEBRUARY 12: Charles R. Darwin born (1809), Abraham Lincoln born (1809), Thomas Moran born (1837), King David Kalakaua, of Hawai'i, visits the United States (1874), the first baseball catcher's mask patented (1878), R. Buckminster Fuller born (1895), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is founded (1909), Arsenio Hall born (1956), Omar Hakim born (1959), and the first United States metric-marker designation for highways begins in Ohio (1973).
FEBRUARY 10: Samuel Plimsoll born (1824), W.C. Fields born (1879), Alexander Pushkin dies (1837), Boris Pasternak born (1890), the phrase "All The News That's Fit To Print" is first used by the New York Times (1897), the Spanish-American War ended (1899), the first posthumous Medal of Honor awarded in World War II (1942), Mark Spitz born (1950), the United States House of Representatives passed the Civil Rights Bill (1964), and the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution becomes effective, specifying the filling of vacancies of the President or Vice-President (1967).
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