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1043
Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England.

1783
American short story writer, essayist, poet, travel book writer, biographer, and columnist, Washington Irving (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) born in New York.

1860
The first successful Pony Express run made from Saint Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California.

1865
Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America, is captured by Union forces in the American Civil War.

1882

Jesse James shot by the Coward Bob Ford at St. Joseph, Missouri.

1885
Cartoonist Bud Fisher (Mutt & Jeff) born in Chicago, Illinois.

1888
The first of eleven murders of women committed in the Whitechapel district in the East End of London.
Some or all of which were attributed to Jack the Ripper.

1889
Actress Pearl White (Perils of Pauline) born in Green Ridge, Missouri.

1904
Fan Dancer Sally Rand born in Hickory County, Missouri.

1916
Newspaper columnist Herb Caen born in Sacramento, California.
He wrote his column for almost 60 years in the San Francisco Chronicle.

1922
Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

1924
Actor Marlon Brando born in Omaha, Nebraska.

Soviet sniper Roza Shanina born in Yedma, Russia.

1926
One of the original Mercury Seven astronauts, Gus Grissom born in Mitchell, Indiana.

1936
Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed in the electric chair for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

1996
Suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski is captured at his cabin in Montana.

2010
Apple Inc. releases a tablet computer called the iPad.


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