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1774
Louis XVI became King of France.

1810
Lexicographer and author E. Cobham Brewer (A href=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewer%27s_Dictionary_of_Phrase_and_Fable>Brewer%27s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable born in Norwich, England.

1838
Assassin of Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth born in Bel Air, Maryland.

1865
The fugitive president of the defeated Confederate states, Jefferson Davis, is captured in Irwinville, Georgia.

1869

The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the driving of the golden spike.

1899

Dancer Fred Astaire born Omaha, Nebraska.

1911
Author and educator Bel Kaufman (Up the Down Staircase)born in Berlin.

1924
J. Edgar Hoover becomes Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
He will remains so until his death in 1972.

1933
In Germany, the Nazis stage massive public book burnings.

1941
Nazi leader Rudolf Hess parachuted into Scotland claiming to be on a peace mission.

1946
Singer Songwriter Donovan Leitch born in Glasgow, Scotland.


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