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1775

Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington to warn of the coming British.

1906
San Francisco earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, destroyed much of San Francisco, California.

1923
Yankee Stadium opened in New York City.

1924
Muscian Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown born in Vinton, Louisiana

1925
Poet Bob Kaufman born in New Orleans.
After witnessing the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Kaufman took a vow of silence, which it is said was unbroken until the end of the Vietnam War.

1942
Music critic Robert Christgau born in New York City.

1943
Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy Isoroku Yamamoto is killed when his aircraft is shot down over Bougainville Island by U. S. fighter pilots as part of Operation Vengeance.


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