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1964 - President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.
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1890 - Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States.
1962 - Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
The United States of America was born.
Neil Rowe was born.
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1826 - Former presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died.
1831 - Former president James Monroe died.
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1811 - Venezuela became the first South American country to declare independence from Spain.
1996 - Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born.
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1535 - Sir Thomas More was beheaded after refusing to join Henry VIII's Church of England.
1944 - A fire caused by inept fire-eaters in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers Circus in Hartford, Conn., killed over 160 people.
Christine Stengel Puma was born.
Michael Herman was born.
1946 - Italian-born Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized, becoming the first American saint.
1981 - President Ronald Reagan nominated Sandra Day O'Connor for the Supreme Court.
Patty Marsibilio was born.
Thomas Thompson was born.
Laura Johnson-Rivera was born.
Anthony Girlando was born.
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