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1800
During the playing of the national anthem at the Theatre Royal, James Hadfield fires a pistol at King George III of the United Kingdom.
And misses.
Hadfield is later acquitted of the assassination atempt by reason of insanity.

1856

Writer L. Frank Baum (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) born in Chittenango, New York.

1886
Poet Emily Dickinson dies in Amherst, Massachusetts, having not left home since 1865.
Upon her request, her coffin was carried through fields of buttercups for burial in the family plot.
She was 55.

1890
Writer Katherine Anne Porter born Indian Creek, Texas.

1905
Businessman and amateur photographer Abraham Zapruder born in Kovel, Ukraine.
He inadvertently filmed assassination of President John F. Kennedy now called the Zapruder film.

1923
Photographer Richard Avedon born in New York.

1930

Artist Jasper Johns was born Augusta, Georgia.

1942
Joe DiMaggio began his major-league baseball record 56 game hitting streak.

1948
Musician record producer & visual artist Brian Peter George St. Jean le Baptiste de la Salle Eno born in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England.

1960
The Soviet Union launches https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korabl-Sputnik_1>Sputnik 4.
Some believe that the spacecraft was manned by the Lost Cosmonauts.

1963

The final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut Gordon Cooper is launched.
This marks last time an American will to go into space alone.

1972
Arthur Bremer shoots Alabama Govenor George Wallace in a Maryland shopping mall parking lot.


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