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1806
The designer of the Brooklyn Bridge, John A. Roebling born in Muhlhausen, Germany.

1817
The dandy horse, the earliest form of what is now called the bicycle, is driven by Karl von Drais.

1890
Artist Egon Schiele born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria.

1892
Author Djuna Barnes (Ladies Almanak)born in Storm King Mountain, New York.

1899
Photographer Weegee born in Zioczow, Ukraine.

1924
Forty-first President of the US George H. W. Bush born in Milton, Massachusetts.

1935
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana makes the longest speech on Senate record.
The speech takes 15 1/2 hours and is filled with 150,000 words.

1942

Anne Frank receives a diary for her 13th birthday in Amsterdam.

1944
The Germans begin firing flying bombs or rockets (the V-1) against Great Britain during World War II.

1963
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

The film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton premiers at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.

1965
The Beatles are awarded MBE (Member of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth II.

1987
At the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, President Ronald Reagan gives his tear down this wall speech.

1994
Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered in her Brentwood home.
The most plausible suspect turns out to be Nicole's estranged husband O.J., who is arrested for the crime a month later.


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