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Died 1566: Nostradamus (physician, astrologer)
Born 1821: Sir Charles Tupper (6th Prime Minister of Canada)
1862: Morrill Act passed
Born 1877: Hermann Hesse (author)
1881: Charles Guiteau shot and fatally wounded U.S. President James Garfield
1890: The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed
Born 1904: Jean-Rene Lacoste (tennis player)
Born 1908: Thurgood Marshall (first African American justice of the Supreme Court)
Born 1925: Medgar Evers (civil rights leader)
Born 1929: Imelda Marcos (First Lady of the Philippines)
1937: Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first round-the-world flight at the equator
Born 1937: Polly Holliday (actress)
Born 1937: Richard Petty (race car driver)
1940: Lake Washington Floating Bridge dedicated in Seattle, Washington
Born 1947: Larry David (actor, writer, producer, & director)
1955: The Lawrence Welk Show made its television debut
Died 1961: Ernest Hemingway (writer)
1964: Civil Rights Act signed into law
Born 1964: Jose Canseco (baseball player)
Died 1973: Betty Grable (actress)
Born 1983: Michelle Branch (musician)
Born 1985: Ashley Tisdale (actress)
Born 1986: Lindsay Lohan (actress)
Died 1997: Jimmy Stewart (actor)
Died 1999: Mario Puzo (author)
2002: Steve Fossett became the first person to circumnavigate the world solo in a balloon
Died 2005: Ernest Lehman (screenwriter)
2019: Total Eclipse of the Sun.
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