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1620 Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
1654 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
1729 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
1759 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
1794 Honolulu Harbor discovered
1852 Duke University founded in 1838 as Union Institute, chartered as Normal College
1880 Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
1918 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia, Poland
1933 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service
1942 Adolf Hitler names field marshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
1952 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
1974 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford’s veto


1783 Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis d’Arlandes make 1st manned free balloon flight in a Montgolfier balloon
1871 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
2016 India celebrates 50th anniversary of IR8, rice variety specially bred that saved much of Asia from famine
2019 WHO says Measles has killed more than 5,000 people in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, in world’s largest and fastest-moving epidemic


1837 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
1902 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships
1970 NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
1971 NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1976 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
1992 Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
1994 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
2004 Roger Federer of Switzerland wins back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–2 victory over Australian Leyton Hewitt in the final in Houston, Texas Source Internet