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1844
Founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith is killed while imprisoned in Carthage, Illinois.

1869
Anarchist, Emma Goldman born in Kaunas, Lithuania.
She was the first person deported by J. Edgar Hoover.

1880
Deaf, mute, blind activist and writer, Helen Keller born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

1898
The is completed by Joshua Slocum completes the first solo circumnavigation of the globe.

1927
TV's Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) born in Lynbrook, New York.

1928

A dinner party is given by expatriate bookseller, Sylvia Beach, held above her bookstore Shakespeare & Company, on the rue d l'Odeon in the Montparnasse section of Paris.
Guests included writers F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce.
Fitzgerald, while quite drunk, offers to throw himself out the second-story window as a token of his esteem for the celebrated Irish writer.

1929
Grappler Dick the Bruiser born in Delphi, Indianapolis.

1936
Poet Lucille Clifton born in Depew, New York.

1985

U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.


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