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275 - M. Claudius Tacitus appointed Roman emperor by the senate.
1066 - Battle of Stamford Bridge, marking the end of the Viking era.
1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa reached the Pacific Ocean
1555 - The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
1690 - "Publick Occurrences Both Foreign and Domestick", the first newspaper published in the Americas, published for the first and only time. It was considered offensive and its publisher, Benjamin Harris, was ordered not to publish any more.
1789 - The Bill of Rights passes the United States Congress
1846 - American forces led by Zachary Taylor captured the Mexican city of Monterrey.
1890 - Yosemite National Park established in California.
1957 - Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas is integrated through the use of United States Army troops
1978 - PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides in mid-air with a Cessna 172 and crashes in San Diego, California resulting in the death of 144.
1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor was the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the first woman to hold the office.
1998 - A Pauknair BAE146 crashes into hillside in Morocco killing 38
2003 - Magnitude 8.0 earthquake strikes just offshore of Hokkaido, Japan.
1683 - Jean-Philippe Rameau, composer († 1764)
1866 - Thomas Morgan, geneticist († 1945)
1725 - Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, automobile pioneer
1897 - William Faulkner, novelist († 1962)
1903 - Mark Rothko, painter († 1970)
1906 - Dmitri Shostakovich, composer († 1975)
1918 - Phil Rizzuto, baseball announcer
1920 - Sergei Bondarchuk, actor († 1994)
1922 - Hammer DeRoburt, first president of Nauru († 1992)
1926 - Aldo Ray, actor († 1991)
1930 - Shel Silverstein, humorist, author († 1999)
1931 - Barbara Walters, broadcaster
1932 - Glenn Gould, pianist, composer († 1982)
1936 - Juliet Prowse, actress, dancer († 1996)
1938 - Jonathan Motzfeldt, first Prime Minister of Greenland
1944 - Michael Douglas, actor, producer
1947 - Cheryl Tiegs, model
1951 - Pedro Almodóvar, film director, writer, producer, actor
1952 - Christopher Reeve, actor
1952 - Mark Hamill, actor
1958 - Michael Madsen, actor
1961 - Heather Locklear, actress, model
1965 - Scottie Pippen, basketball star
1968 - Will Smith, actor, rapper
1969 - Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress
1970 - Dean Ween, musician ("Ween")
1971 - Hal Sparks, actor
1066 - Harald III of Norway, at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
1849 - Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer
1867 - Oliver Loving, Texas pioneer, rancher
1970 - Erich Maria Remarque, author
1979 - Tapio Rautavaara, athlete, actor, singer
1980 - John Bonham, drummer (Led Zeppelin)
1980 - Lewis Milestone, film director
1983 - King Leopold III of Belgium
1984 - Walter Pidgeon, actor
1987 - Mary Astor, actress
1987 - Emlyn Williams, actor
1999 - Marion Zimmer Bradley, science fiction author
2000 - R. S. Thomas, Welsh poet (* 1913)
2001 - Lani O'Grady, actress
2003 - Franco Modigliani, economist
2003 - Edward Said, professor at the New York Columbia University, proponent of Palestinian rights
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