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Events

  • 2008 – The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.
  • 2003 – Astronomers Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz discover 90377 Sedna, a Trans-Neptunian object.
  • 1991 – American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 1982 – Lech Wałęsa, the leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity movement, is released after eleven months of internment near the Soviet border.
  • 1979 – Iran hostage crisis: US President Jimmy Carter issues Executive order 12170, freezing all Iranian assets in the United States in response to the hostage crisis.
  • 1967 – American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world's first laser.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins: The first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
  • 1960 – Ruby Bridges becomes the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana.
  • 1952 – The first regular UK Singles Chart published by the New Musical Express.
  • 1932 – Al Shorta SC, one of Iraq's biggest football clubs, are founded as Montakhab Al Shorta.
  • 1910 – Aviator Eugene Burton Ely performs the first takeoff from a ship in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He took off from a makeshift deck on the USS Birmingham in a Curtiss pusher.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: President Abraham Lincoln approves General Ambrose Burnside's plan to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia, leading to the Battle of Fredericksburg.
  • 1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.

Births

  • 1991 – Graham Patrick Martin, American actor
  • 1989 – T. Y. Hilton, American football player
  • 1989 – The Ready Set, American singer-songwriter
  • 1988 – Michael Cox, American football player
  • 1983 – Chelsea Wolfe, American singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Guillermo Moscoso, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Boosie Badazz, American rapper
  • 1982 – Kyle Orton, American football player
  • 1981 – Vanessa Bayer, American actress
  • 1980 – Brock Pierce, American actor and businessman
  • 1977 – Obie Trice, American rapper and producer
  • 1975 – Gary Vaynerchuk, Russian-American businessman and critic
  • 1975 – Stephen Guarino, American actor
  • 1975 – Travis Barker, American drummer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1974 – Adina Howard, American singer-songwriter and chef
  • 1974 – David Moscow, American actor
  • 1974 – Joe Principe, American singer and bass player
  • 1973 – Betsy Brandt, American actress
  • 1972 – Aaron Taylor, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Josh Duhamel, American model and actor
  • 1972 – Matt Bloom, American wrestler, trainer, and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Brendan Benson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – David Wesley, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Butch Walker, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1967 – Nina Gordon, American singer-songwriter
  • 1966 – Curt Schilling, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1964 – Bill Hemmer, American journalist
  • 1964 – Joseph Simmons, American hip-hop artist
  • 1964 – Patrick Warburton, American actor and comedian
  • 1962 – Harland Williams, Canadian-American actor and screenwriter
  • 1962 – Josh Silver, American keyboard player and producer
  • 1962 – Laura San Giacomo, American actress
  • 1961 – D. B. Sweeney, American actor
  • 1960 – Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1959 – Paul Attanasio, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1957 – Donald Canfield, American geologist and academic
  • 1957 – Michael J. Fitzgerald, American author
  • 1956 – Babette Babich, American philosopher, author, and scholar
  • 1956 – Steve Stockman, American accountant and politician
  • 1956 – Valerie Jarrett, American government official
  • 1955 – Jack Sikma, American basketball player and coach
  • 1954 – Condoleezza Rice, American political scientist, academic, and politician, 66th United States Secretary of State
  • 1954 – Yanni, Greek-American pianist, composer, and producer
  • 1952 – Johnny A., American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1952 – Maggie Roswell, American voice actress and singer
  • 1951 – Stephen Bishop, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1949 – Gary Grubbs, American actor
  • 1949 – James Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1948 – Robert Ginty, American actor and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1947 – Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion player (d. 2016)
  • 1947 – P. J. O'Rourke, American political satirist and journalist
  • 1945 – Brett Lunger, American race car driver
  • 1945 – Sue Williams, American actress and model (d. 1969)
  • 1944 – Mike Katz, American bodybuilder and football player
  • 1943 – Peter Norton, American programmer and author
  • 1942 – Manon Cleary, American painter and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1939 – Wendy Carlos, American keyboard player and composer
  • 1936 – Carey Bell, American singer and harmonica player (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – Ellis Marsalis, Jr., American pianist and educator
  • 1933 – Fred Haise, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1930 – Edward Higgins White, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 1967)
  • 1929 – Jimmy Piersall, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Kathleen Hughes, American actress
  • 1927 – Lawrie Barratt, English businessman, founded Barratt Developments (d. 2012)
  • 1927 – McLean Stevenson, American actor and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1925 – Stirling Colgate, American physicist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Veronica Lake, American actress and singer (d. 1973)
  • 1921 – Brian Keith, American actor and director (d. 1997)
  • 1919 – Johnny Desmond, American singer (d. 1985)
  • 1916 – Sherwood Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2011)
  • 1915 – Mabel Fairbanks, American figure skater and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Martha Tilton, American singer and actress (d. 2006)
  • 1912 – Barbara Hutton, American philanthropist (d. 1979)
  • 1912 – Tung-Yen Lin, Chinese-American engineer, designed the Guandu Bridge (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – Rosemary DeCamp, American actress and singer (d. 2001)
  • 1908 – Joseph McCarthy, American captain, lawyer, and politician (d. 1957)
  • 1907 – Howard W. Hunter, American religious leader, 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1995)
  • 1907 – William Steig, American author, illustrator, and sculptor (d. 2003)
  • 1906 – Louise Brooks, American actress and dancer (d. 1985)
  • 1905 – John Henry Barbee, American singer and guitarist (d. 1964)
  • 1904 – Dick Powell, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1963)
  • 1904 – Harold Haley, American lawyer and judge (d. 1970)
  • 1900 – Aaron Copland, American composer, conductor, and educator (d. 1990)
  • 1897 – John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (d. 1946)
  • 1895 – Walter Jackson Freeman II, American physician and psychiatrist (d. 1972)
  • 1869 – John Lumsden, Irish physician, founded the St. John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland (d. 1944)
  • 1863 – Leo Baekeland, Belgian-American chemist and engineer (d. 1944)
  • 1861 – Frederick Jackson Turner, American historian and author (d. 1932)
  • 1856 – Madeleine Lemoyne Ellicott, American activist (d. 1945)
  • 1828 – James B. McPherson, American general (d. 1864)
  • 1803 – Jacob Abbott, American author (d. 1879)
  • 1777 – Nathaniel Claiborne, American farmer and politician (d. 1859)
  • 1765 – Robert Fulton, American engineer, invented the steamboat (d. 1815)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Gwen Ifill, American television journalist (b. 1955)
  • 2015 – Nick Bockwinkel, American wrestler, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Norm Ellenberger, American basketball player and coach (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Diem Brown, American journalist and activist (b. 1982)
  • 2014 – Eugene Dynkin, Russian-American mathematician and theorist (b. 1924)
  • 2014 – Glen A. Larson, American director, producer, and screenwriter, created Battlestar Galactica (b. 1937)
  • 2014 – Jane Byrne, American lawyer and politician, 50th Mayor of Chicago (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Gail Harris, American baseball player (b. 1931)
  • 2010 – Wes Santee, American runner (b. 1932)
  • 2008 – Kristin Hunter, American author and academic (b. 1931)
  • 2008 – Robert E. Valett, American psychologist, teacher, and author (b. 1927)
  • 2006 – Sumner Shapiro, American admiral (b. 1926)
  • 2004 – Michel Colombier, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1939)
  • 2003 – Gene Anthony Ray, American actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer (b. 1962)
  • 2002 – Eddie Bracken, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2002 – Elena Nikolaidi, Turkish-American soprano and educator (b. 1909)
  • 2000 – Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 1997 – Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (b. 1916)
  • 1996 – John A. Cade, American soldier and politician (b. 1929)
  • 1995 – Jack Finney, American author and screenwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1994 – Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1991 – Tony Richardson, English-American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1990 – Sol Kaplan, American composer and conductor (b. 1919)
  • 1988 – Haywood S. Hansell, American general (b. 1903)
  • 1977 – A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Indian monk and guru, founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (b. 1896)
  • 1974 – Johnny Mack Brown, American football player, actor, and singer (b. 1904)
  • 1972 – Martin Dies, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1900)
  • 1937 – Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • 1916 – Henry George, Jr., American journalist and politician (b. 1862)
  • 1915 – Booker T. Washington, American educator, essayist and historian (b. 1856)
  • 1832 – Charles Carroll of Carrollton, American farmer and politician (b. 1737)
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