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Events

  • 1981 – Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut.
  • 1977 – The first day of the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 which dumps 10 feet (3.0 m) of snow in one day in Upstate New York, with Buffalo, Syracuse, Watertown, and surrounding areas are most affected.
  • 1964 – An unarmed United States Air Force T-39 Sabreliner on a training mission is shot down over Erfurt, East Germany, by a Soviet MiG-19.
  • 1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first American television appearance.
  • 1935 – Iceland becomes the first Western country to legalize therapeutic abortion.
  • 1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard as a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
  • 1909 – United States troops leave Cuba with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base after being there since the Spanish–American War.
  • 1902 – The Carnegie Institution of Washington is founded in Washington, D.C. with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.
  • 1896 – Walter Arnold of East Peckham, Kent, becomes the first person to be convicted of speeding. He was fined one shilling, plus costs, for speeding at 8 mph (13 km/h), thereby exceeding the contemporary speed limit of 2 mph (3.2 km/h).
  • 1878 – Yale Daily News becomes the first daily college newspaper in the United States.
  • 1855 – A locomotive on the Panama Canal Railway runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean for the first time.
  • 1851 – Northwestern University becomes the first chartered university in Illinois.
  • 1820 – A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent, approaching the Antarctic coast.
  • 1813 – Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is first published in the United Kingdom.
  • 1724 – The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.
  • 1624 – Sir Thomas Warner founds the first British colony in the Caribbean, on the island of Saint Kitts.
  • 814 – Charlemagne dies of pleurisy in Aachen as the first Holy Roman Emperor. He is succeeded by his son Louis the Pious as king of the Frankish Empire.

Births

  • 1998 – Ariel Winter, American actress
  • 1984 – Andre Iguodala, American Basketball player
  • 1984 – Stephen Gostkowski, American Football player
  • 1981 – Elijah Wood, American actor and producer
  • 1980 – Michael Hastings, American journalist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1980 – Nick Carter, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1977 – Daunte Culpepper, American football player
  • 1977 – Joey Fatone, American singer, dancer, and television personality
  • 1976 – Mark Madsen, American basketball player and coach
  • 1976 – Rick Ross, American rapper and producer
  • 1975 – Junior Spivey, American baseball player and coach
  • 1975 – Pedro Pinto, Portuguese-American journalist
  • 1974 – Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Tony Delk, American basketball player and coach
  • 1969 – Linda Sánchez, American lawyer and politician
  • 1969 – Mo Rocca, American comedian and television journalist
  • 1962 – Sam Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – Frank Darabont, American director and producer
  • 1956 – Richard Danielpour, American composer and educator
  • 1955 – Vinod Khosla, Indian-American businessman, co-founded Sun Microsystems
  • 1954 – Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • 1952 – Richard Glatzer, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
  • 1951 – Billy Bass Nelson, American R&B/funk bass player
  • 1951 – Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • 1950 – Barbi Benton, American actress, singer and model
  • 1950 – David C. Hilmers, American colonel, physician, and astronaut
  • 1949 – Gregg Popovich, American basketball player and coach
  • 1948 – Bob Moses, American drummer
  • 1947 – Jeanne Shaheen, American educator and politician, 78th Governor of New Hampshire
  • 1945 – Frank Doubleday, American actor
  • 1945 – John Perkins, American author and activist
  • 1944 – Rosalía Mera, Spanish businesswoman, co-founded Inditex and Zara (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Carlos Slim, Mexican businessman and philanthropist, founded Grupo Carso
  • 1939 – John M. Fabian, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1936 – Alan Alda, American actor, director, and writer
  • 1933 – Jack Hill, American director and screenwriter
  • 1929 – Claes Oldenburg, Swedish-American sculptor and illustrator
  • 1929 – Edith M. Flanigen, American chemist
  • 1927 – Vera Williams, American author and illustrator (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Jimmy Bryan, American race car driver (d. 1960)
  • 1922 – Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Robert W. Holley, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1921 – Vytautas Norkus, Lithuanian–American basketball player (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Jackson Pollock, American painter (d. 1956)
  • 1900 – Alice Neel, American painter (d. 1984)
  • 1887 – Arthur Rubinstein, Polish-American pianist and educator (d. 1982)
  • 1864 – Charles Williams Nash, American businessman, founded Nash Motors (d. 1948)
  • 1863 – Ernest William Christmas, Australian-American painter (d. 1918)
  • 1855 – William Seward Burroughs I, American businessman, founded the Burroughs Corporation (d. 1898)
  • 1841 – Henry Morton Stanley, Welsh-American explorer and journalist (d. 1904)
  • 1818 – George S. Boutwell, American lawyer and politician, 28th United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1905)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Buddy Cianci, American lawyer and politician, 32nd Mayor of Providence (b. 1941)
  • 2016 – Franklin Gene Bissell, American football player and coach (b. 1926)
  • 2016 – Paul Kantner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1941)
  • 2016 – Signe Toly Anderson, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Dwight Gustafson, American composer and conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – Harry Gamble, American football player, coach, and manager (b. 1930)
  • 2014 – John Cacavas, American composer and conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Florentino Fernández, Cuban-American boxer and coach (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Hattie N. Harrison, American educator and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2009 – Billy Powell, American keyboard player and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2007 – Robert Drinan, American priest, lawyer, and politician (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Lloyd M. Bucher, American captain (b. 1927)
  • 1996 – Burne Hogarth, American cartoonist and author (b. 1911)
  • 1996 – Jerry Siegel, American author and illustrator, co-created Superman (b. 1914)
  • 1996 – Joseph Brodsky, Russian-American poet and essayist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1940)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Christa McAuliffe, American educator and astronaut (b. 1948)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Dick Scobee, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1939)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Ellison Onizuka, American engineer and astronaut (b. 1946)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Gregory Jarvis, American captain, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1944)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Judith Resnik, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (b. 1949)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Michael J. Smith, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1945)
  • 1986 – crew of Space Shuttle Challenger - Ronald McNair, American physicist and astronaut (b. 1950)
  • 1978 – Ward Moore, American author (b. 1903)
  • 1960 – Zora Neale Hurston, American novelist, short story writer, and folklorist (b. 1891)
  • 1959 – Walter Beall, American baseball player (b. 1899)
  • 1942 – Edward Siegler, American gymnast and triathlete (b. 1881)
  • 1613 – Thomas Bodley, English diplomat and scholar, founded the Bodleian Library (b. 1545)
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