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Anne, Queen of Great Britain born in Westminster, England.
She would be the last monarch of the House of Stuart.
King Charles II dies in Whitehall Palace, London.
He is suceeded by his brother who will be known as James II of England and Ireland & James VII of Scotland.
German-Austrian sculpter Franz Xaver Messerschmidt born in Swabia, Germany.
He was known for creating a series of busts with extreme facial expressions.
Founder of the Order of the Illuminati Adam Weishaupt born in Ingolstadt, Bavaria.
Vice President of the United States and duelist Aaron Burr is born in Newark, New Jersey.
Massachusetts becomes the sixth U. S. state.
Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart born in Patrick County, Virginia.
Baseball great George Herman (Babe) Ruth is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
Silent film actor Ramon Novarro (Ben-Hur) born in Durango City, Mexico.
Actor and 40th President of the United States Ronald Wilson Reagan born in Tampico, Illinois.
French film director François Truffaut (The 400 Blows) born in Paris.
Actress Mamie Van Doren (High School Confidential) born in Rowena, South Dakota.
IV Winter Olympics open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Reggae star Bob Marley born in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Princess Elizabeth becomes queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms upon the death of her father, George VI.
At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
X Winter Olympics open in Grenoble, France.
Super Bowl XXXIX - Patriots beat the Eagles 24-21 in Jacksonville.
Super Bowl XLV - The Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas.