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  • Tynwald Day on Isle of Man.
  • Isaac Newton's PRINCIPIA is published by Royal Society in England.
  • Tynwald Day (Isle of Man)
  • Battle of Buenos Aires.
  • Venezuela-1st South American country to gain independence from Spain
  • France invades Algeria begins a 40 year conquest
  • Capt. N.C. Brooks discovers Midway Islands.
  • William Booth founded Salvation Army in London
  • 1st Hawaii Calls radio program is broadcast.
  • President FDR signs Natl Labor Relations Act
  • Joe DiMaggio 1st grand slammer
  • Herb Caen's 1st column in SF Chronicle
  • Diplomatic relations broken between Britain & Vichy govt in France
  • 1st rocket airplane flown
  • Louis Reard's Bikini swimsuit design debuts at a fashion show Paris
  • Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians-1st black player in AL
  • Carole Landis dies at age 29
  • Law of Return passes allowing all Jews rights to live in Israel
  • Pvt Kenneth Shadrick of Skin Fork WVa-1st US fatality in Korean War
  • Junction transistor invention announced Murray Hill NJ
  • Mantle hits 2 homers enroute to 4 consecutive homers
  • Voting age lowered to 18 by 26th amendment.
  • Cape Verdes Islands independence after 500 years of Portuguese rule
  • Soyuz 30 is launched
  • Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old `exclusionary rule'-evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials
  • Nancy Reagan cuts red white & blue ribbon reopening Statue of Liberty
  • Australian Pat Cash wins Wimbledon-upsets No 1 seed Ivan Lendl

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