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The massacre at the festival of Tóxcatl takes place shortly before the Fall of Tenochtitlan during the conquest od Mexico by the Spanish.

Former Vice-President Aaron Burr put on trial for trying to seize New Orleans and 'separate the Western from the Atlantic states.'

Composer Richard Wagner born in Leipzig, Germany.

American painter Mary Cassatt born in Pittsburgh.

Congressman Preston Brooks of South Carolina beats Senator Charles Sumner with a cane in the hall of the United States Senate for a speech Sumner had made attacking Southerners who sympathized with the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.

Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Belgian comics writer and artist Hergé (Georges Remi) creator of Tin Tin, born.
Hergé is the French pronunciation of R.G., the reverse of his initials.

Poet and boxer Arthur Craven born in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Jazz musician Sun Ra (Herman Blount) born in Birmingham, Alabama.

The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent for their Wright Flyer.

Writer Peter Mathiesson (Shadow Country) born in New York.
In 1953, he co-founded the literary magazine Parisian Review while working for the Central Intelligence agency.


Official Guide of the Tarzan Clans of America is published. Edgar Rice Burrough's version of a boys' club similar to the Boy Scouts of America.

Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning baseball game.

Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

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