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1521
Philippine natives ambush & kill European explorer Ferdinand Magellan.

1737
English historian and politician Edward Gibbon (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) born in Putney, England.

1791

Painter and inventor Samuel Morse born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
He invented the Morse code.

1822
Eighteenth President of the US, Ulysses S Grant born in Point Pleasant, Ohio.

1894
Pinup artist George Petty born in Abbeville, Louisiana.

1896
MLB baseball player, coach, and manager Rogers Hornsby born in Winters, Texas.

1898
Author, illustrator and gourmet Ludwig Bemelmans (Madeline) born in Merano, Italy.

1899

Cartoonist Walter Lantz (Woody Woodpecker) born in New Rochelle, New York.

1904
Irish poet, mystery author Cecil Day-Lewis born in Ballintubbert, Ireland.

1908

IV Summer Olympics open in London, England.

1932
Poet Hart Crane commits suicide at 34 by jumping overboard somewhere in the Gulf of Mexico on his voyage from Mexico.

1956
Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano retires undefeated.

1967

Expo 67 officially opens in Montreal, Canada.


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