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1199
English King Richard I died from an arrow wound at Chaluz Castle.

1327
The poet Petrarch first sees his muse, Laura, in the church of Saint Clare in Avignon.

1820
French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist Nadar (b. Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) born in Paris, France.
In 1858, he is the first person to take an aerial photograph.

1830
Self-styled prophet Joseph Smith, Jr founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, at Fayette Township, New York.

1862
Confeserate General Albert Sidney Johnston receives a fatal wound during the battle of Shiloh.

1884
Actor Walter Huston, father of director John Huston, born in Toronto, Canada.

1892
Journalist and traveler,Lowell Thomas born in Woodington, Ohio.
Thomas was responsible for introducing the world to Lawrence of Arabia.

1895
A. B. BanjoPaterson's song Waltzing Matilda was first sung in public, at a Winton, Queensland, hotel.

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The first of the modern target=_blankSummer Olympics open in Athens, Greece.

1909
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Robert Peary became the first person credited with reaching the North Pole.

1917
The United States declares war on Germany during World War I.

1927
Jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan born in Queens, New York.

1931
Consciousness guru and author Baba Ram Dass (b. Richard Alpert) born in Boston.

1937
Musician Merle Haggard born Bakersfield, California.

1944
Model, actress and muse to the Rolling Stones, Anita Pallenberg born in Rome.

1963
The Kingsmen record Louie Louie.

1973
The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter.

1974
The Swedish pop band ABBA wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 with the song Waterloo, launching their international career.


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