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1608 - John Smith elected council president of Jamestown, Virginia
1776 - Nathan Hale volunteers to spy
1813 - The Battle of Lake Erie
1823 - Simón Bolívar named President of Peru
1846 - Elias Howe gets a patent for the sewing machine
1913 - First paved coast-to-coast highway opened in the US.
1919 - Austria and the Allies signed a treaty recognizing the independence of Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia.
1927 - France wins the first Davis Cup
1939 - Canada declares war on Germany.
1943 - German forces began their occupation of Rome during World War II.
1945 - Vidkun Quisling sentenced to death for collaboration with Nazi Germany.
1951 - Great Britain began an economic boycott of Iran.
1967 - The people of Gibraltar vote to remain a British dependency rather than becoming part of Spain
1972 - United States loses first international basketball game in disputed match versus the Soviet Union at Munich, Germany
1974 - Guinea-Bissau gains independence from Portugal
1976 - A British Airways Trident and a Yugoslav DC-9 collide near Zagreb, Yugoslavia killing 176
1977 - Last ever execution takes places in France.
1990 - Will Smith made his debut in the television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
2002 - Switzerland joins the United Nations.
2003 - Anna Lindh, the foreign minister of Sweden is stabbed fatally and dies of the wounds on September 11
920 - Louis IV of France
1714 - Niccolò Jommelli, composer († 1774)
1839 - Isaac Kauffman Funk, dictionary publisher († 1912)
1886 - Hilda Doolittle, poet, novelist († 1961)
1890 - Elsa Schiaparelli, French couturiere († 1973)
1907 - Fay Wray, Canadian actress
1914 - Robert Wise, American director
1915 - Edmond O'Brien, actor († 1985)
1920 - Fabio Taglioni, Italian motorcycle engineer
1927 - Yma Sumac, singer
1929 - Arnold Palmer, American golf player
1931 - Philip Baker Hall, actor
1932 - Bo Goldman, screenwriter
1933 - Yevgeny Khrunov, cosmonaut
1934 - Roger Maris, American baseball player († 1985)
1934 - Charles Kuralt, journalist († 1997)
1938 - Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer
1942 - Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist († 2002)
1945 - Jose Feliciano, singer
1946 - Jim Hines, American athlete
1950 - Joe Perry, rock and roll musician, member of Aerosmith
1957 - Siobhan Fahey, singer (Bananarama, Shakespear's Sister)
1957 - Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor
1958 - Chris Columbus, film director
1960 - Colin Firth, actor
1968 - Guy Ritchie, film director
1968 - Big Daddy Kane, rap musician
1969 - Jonathon Schaech, actor
1974 - Ryan Philippe, actor
954 - Louis IV of France
1669 - Henrietta Maria, Queen of England
1898 - Elisabeth of Austria (assassinated)
1935 - Huey Long, Americann politician
1948 - King Ferdinand of Bulgaria
1961 - Leo Carrillo, actor
1966 - Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist
1971 - Nikita Khrushchev, Premier of the Soviet Union
1976 - Dalton Trumbo, American writer
1983 - Felix Bloch, Swiss physicist
1983 - John Vorster, Prime Minister of South Africa
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