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  • Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)
  • Religious dissident Roger Williams banished from Mass Bay Colony
  • Collegiate School of Ct (Yale U) chartered in New Haven.
  • Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay.
  • Benjamin Banneker black American astronomer dies.
  • Joshua Stoddard of Worcester Mass. receives patent for 1st calliope
  • 1st 2-way telephone conversation
  • Public admitted to Washington Monument.
  • Babe Ruth's 1st WS homer Only Sunday game ever pitched by Carl Mays
  • Yanks sweep Cards in the world series
  • 1st transcontinental flight by woman lands Laura Ingalls
  • Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to LA
  • Yanks sweep Cubs in the world series
  • Yanks beat Dodgers 4 games to 1 in the world series
  • Gil McDougald's World Series Grand Slam Yanks beat Giants 13-1
  • Pope Pius XII died 19 years after he was elevated to the papacy.
  • Yanks beat Braves 4 games to 3 in the world series
  • Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning - world series scoreless pitching streak Yanks beat Reds 4 games to 1
  • Uganda gains independence from Britain (National Day).
  • Che Guevara executed in Bolivia.
  • Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize
  • Emperor Hirohito of Japan visits SF
  • Yanks 1st AL Championship game beat Royals 4-1
  • Soyuz 25 launched to Saluyt 5 but returned after failing to dock
  • Yanks beat Royals for pennant #31
  • Kathy Sullivan becomes 1st American woman to walk in space
  • Senate convicted US District Judge Harry E. Claiborne making him the 5th federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.

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