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The Battle of Hastings takes place on Senlac Hill near Hastings, England.
The Normans of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England.
King James II of England and Ireland and James VII of Scotland born in St. James's Palace, London
Haiku poet Masaoka Shiki born in Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan.
George Eastman receives a patent for photographic film.
Short-story writer Katherine Mansfield born in Wellington, New Zealand.
Thirty-fourth President of the US, Dwight Eisenhower born in Denton, Texas.
poet e.e. cummings (Tulips and Chimneys) born in cambridge, massachusetts.
Buffalo Bill's defunct who used to ride a watersmooth-silver stallion and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat Jesus he was a handsome man and what i want to know is how do you like your blueeyed boy Mister Death
The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2–0, clinching the World Series.
It would be over 100 years before they would win another (2016).
Former president Theodore Roosevelt is shot while campaigning in Milwaukee by John Schrank.
Roosevelt received only a flesh wound.
Schrank's .32 caliber bullet, aimed directly at Roosevelt's heart, is deflected by the manuscript of his speech in his breast pocket.
Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne published.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide after being linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Chuck Yeager, flying a Bell X-1 jet plane, breaks the the sound barrier (about 760 mph) in California.
Artist and inventor Louis Le Prince films the first motion picture, Roundhay Garden Scene.
Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley was released.
The Cuban missile crisis begins when an Air Force U-2 reconnaissance plane take photographs of Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads being installed in Cuba.
Felix Baumgartner becomes the first person to jump to Earth from the stratosphere.
He will travel 24 miles and reach a speed of 824 mph.