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  • Adrian IV only English pope (1154-59) dies (birth date unknown)
  • Jacques Cartier French explorer dies (birth date unknown)
  • Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded in California
  • Aaron Burr aquitted of charges of plotting to set up an empire
  • California Constitutional Convention held in Monterey
  • 1st pullman sleeping car in service
  • R.C.Carrington & R Hodgson make 1st observation of solar flare
  • RR & ferry connection between SF & Oakland inaugurated
  • Sherman's march through Georgia
  • Napoleon III captured at Sedan
  • 1st woman telephone operator starts work (Emma Nutt in Boston)
  • 1st baseball tripleheader - Boston vs Pittsburgh
  • Alberta & Saskatchewan become 8th & 9th Canadian provinces
  • Jack Combs pitches 24 inninings beating Red Sox
  • M. Fourny sets world aircraft distance record of 720 km
  • Martha last known passenger pigeon dies at Cincinnati Zoo
  • US troops land in Vladivostok Siberia stay until 1920
  • Earthquake struck Tokyo estimated 74 000 people died
  • PHYSICAL REVIEW publishes paper 1st to deal with "black holes."
  • Germany invades Poland starting WW II
  • 1st network dective series - Private Eyes premeirs
  • Sutro Baths SF purchased by George Whitney
  • Col Moammar Gadhafi rose to power deposed Libya's King Idris
  • Libyan revolution (National Day)
  • NJ Meadowlands racetrack opens
  • 1st TRS-80 Model I computer sold
  • Pioneer 11 makes 1st fly-by of Saturn discovers new moon rings
  • Korean Boeing 747 strayed into Soviet air space & was shot down by a Soviet jet fighter. All 269 people aboard died
  • Titanic sunk in 1912 found by French & American scientists

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