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1963–The Beatles perform their legendary Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, England, before the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. Technically, The Beatles were 7th on a 19-act bill, but there was no doubt that they were, in fact, the main attraction. John Lennon introduces Twist and Shout, requesting that “persons in the cheaper seats join in by clapping your hands, while everyone else should just rattle your jewelry.”

365–The Alemanni cross the Rhine and invade Gaul. Emperor Valentinian I moves to Paris, France, to command the army and defend the Gallic cities.

846–French King, Louis the Stammerer, is born. He was the King of Aquitaine and later, King of West Francia.

996–Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk, Bishop of Freising, which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi (Austria in Old High German).

1141–Empress Matilda's reign as “Lady of the English” ends with Stephen of Blois regaining the title of King of England.

1179–Philip II is crowned King of France.

1214–The port city of Sinope surrenders to the Seljuq Turks.

1348–The anti-royalist Union of Valencia attacks the Jews of Murviedro on the pretext that they are serfs of the King of Valencia and thus "royalists."

1463–David of Trebizond dies in at age 55. Following the fall of Trebizond to the Ottoman Empire, he was taken captive with his family to the Ottoman capital, Constantinople, where he and his sons and nephew were executed.

1503–Pope Julius II is elected.

1512–Italian Renaissance artist, Michelangelo, unveils his 5,808-square-foot masterpiece, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. He had been commissioned in 1508, by Pope Julius II, to do the work. The paintings on the ceiling took four years to complete and included nine episodic scenes of Genesis. The Creation, man's temptation and ultimate fall, Noah and the Deluge are all included, depicted in vibrant colors.

1520–The Strait of Magellan, the passage immediately south of mainland South America connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, is first discovered and navigated by European explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, during the first recorded circumnavigation voyage.

1549–Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, is born in Cigales, Spain. She was the eldest daughter of Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian II, and Maria of Spain. Her maternal grandparents were Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, and Isabella of Portugal, and her paternal grandparents were Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand I, and Anna of Bohemia and Hungary.

1555–French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

1570–The All Saints' Flood devastates the Dutch coast.

1597–Occultist, Edward Kelley, dies of injuries received while attempting to escape prison in Most, Bohemia, at age 42. He was an ambiguous figure in English Renaissance occultism and a self-declared spirit medium. Besides the professed ability to summon spirits or angels in a "shew-stone" or mirror, Kelley also claimed to possess the secret of transmuting base metals into gold, the goal of alchemy.

1604–William Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello, is first presented at Whitehall Palace in London, England.

1611–William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, The Tempest, is first presented at Whitehall Palace in London, England.

1612–During the Time of Troubles, Polish troops are expelled from Moscow's Kitay-gorod by Russian troops under the command of Dmitry Pozharsky.

1683–The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.

1688–William III of Orange sets out a second time from Hellevoetsluis in the Netherlands to seize the crowns of England, Scotland, and Ireland from King James II of England during the Glorious Revolution.

1700–Charles II of Spain dies in Royal Alcazar, Madrid, Spain, at age 38.

1755–A massive earthquake and tsunami devastates Lisbon, Portugal, killing between 60,000 and 90,000 people.

1762–Politician, Spencer Perceval, is born in Mayfair, Middlesex, Great Britain. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1809-1812). He is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated.

1765–The British Parliament enacts the Stamp Act on the Thirteen Colonies in order to help pay for British military operations in North America.

1778–Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden is born at Stockholm Palace in Stockholm, Sweden.

1782–Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, is born in Skelton-on-Ure, Yorkshire, England. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1827-1828).

1783–Naturalist, Carl Linnaeus the Younger, dies of jaundice in Uppsala, Sweden, at age 42. His best-known work is the Supplementum Plantarum systematis vegetabilium of 1781, which contains botanical descriptions by his father, the elder Linnaeus, and his colleagues, that were edited with additions by Linnaeus the Younger.

1790–Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France, in which he predicts that the French Revolution will end in a disaster.

1800–John Adams becomes the first President of the United States to live in the Executive Mansion (later renamed the White House).

1805–Napoleon Bonaparte invades Austria during the War of the Third Coalition.

1808–Religious leader, John Taylor, is born in Milnthorpe, Westmorland (present-day Cumbria), England. He was the third President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is the only President of the LDS Church to have been born outside of the United States.

1814–The Congress of Vienna opens to re-draw the European political map after the defeat of France in the Napoleonic Wars.

1838–Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is born in Gathar, Kham, Tibet. He was enthroned on May 25, 1842, and assumed full power on the request of his government on March 1, 1855.

1848–The first medical school for women, The Boston Female Medical School, opens in Boston, Massachusetts.

1856–The first photography magazine, Daguerreian Journal, is published in New York City.

1859–The Cape Lookout lighthouse in North Carolina, is lit for the first time. Its first-order Fresnel lens can be seen for about 19 miles in good conditions.

1861–President Abraham Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as the commander of the Union Army, replacing General Winfield Scott.

1870–In the United States, the Weather Bureau (later renamed the National Weather Service) makes its first official meteorological forecast.

1871–Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, is born in Newark, New Jersey. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.

1876–New Zealand's provincial government system is dissolved.

1884–The Gaelic Athletic Association is set up in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary.

1886–Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka, is established with 37 students.

1889–North Dakota and South Dakota become America’s 39th and 40th states in the United States of America.

1894–The publication, Billboard Advertising, makes it debut. It is now a weekly magazine known as Billboard, the magazine of the radio and music industry.

1894–Thomas Edison films American sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, which is instrumental in her hiring by Buffalo Bill for his Wild West Show.

1894–Alexander III, Tsar of Russia, dies of kidney disease in Maley Palace, Livadiya, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire, at age 49. Upon his death, his son, Nicholas II becomes the last Tsar of Russia.

1896–A picture showing the bare breasts of a woman appears in National Geographic magazine for the first time.

1897–The first Library of Congress building opens its doors to the public. The Library had been housed in the Congressional Reading Room in the U.S. Capitol.

1901–Sigma Phi Epsilon, the largest national male collegiate fraternity, is established at Richmond College in Richmond, Virginia.

1907–Boxer, Maxie Rosenbloom, is born Max Everitt Rosenbloom in Leonard's Bridge, Connecticut. He was known as “Slapsie Maxie” Rosenbloom during his boxing career: he was given the nickname by a journalist due to his open gloved style of boxing. In 1930, he won the New York Light Heavyweight title. In 1932, he won the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World.

1911–The first dropping of a bomb from an aircraft in combat takes place during the Italo-Turkish War.

1914–During World War I, the first British Royal Navy defeat of the war with Germany, the Battle of Coronel, is fought off of the western coast of Chile, in the Pacific, with the loss of HMS Good Hope and HMS Monmouth.

1914–In World War I, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) departs by ship in a single convoy from Albany, Western Australia, bound for Egypt.

1915–Parris Island, at Port Royal, South Carolina, is officially designated a U.S. Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

1916–Pavel Milyukov delivers in the State Duma the famous "stupidity or treason" speech, precipitating the downfall of the government of Boris Stürmer.

1918–The worst rapid transit accident in U.S. history occurs under the intersection of Malbone Street and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. At least 102 people are killed.

1918–Western Ukraine gains its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

1918–The short-lived Banat Republic is founded.

1920–The American fishing schooner, Esperanto, defeats the Canadian fishing schooner, Delawana, in the First International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

1922–The last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Mehmed VI, abdicates.

1926–Actress, Betsy Palmer, is born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana. She was best known as a panelist on the 1950s TV game show I’ve Got a Secret. She appeared in the films The Long Gray Line, Mister Roberts, Queen Bee, The Tin Star, It Happened to Jane, Friday the 13th, and Goddess of Love.

1928–The Law on the Adoption and Implementation of the Turkish Alphabet, replacing the version of the Arabic alphabet previously used with the Latin alphabet, comes into force in Turkey.

1930–Ernest Hemingway suffers a broken arm when he crashes his car while returning from a 10-day hunting trip.

1930–Playwright and novelist, A.L. Gurney, Jr., is born Albert Ramsdell Gurney, Jr. in Buffalo, New York. He earned his master's degree in fine arts from the Yale Drama School in 1958, and taught for many years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He gave up teaching in 1982, and began to work exclusively on his writing, because he was, as he said, "liberated from the oppressive obligations of academic life." Some of his more popular plays include Richard Cory: A Play (which is a treatment and extension of a powerful short poem by Edward Arlington Robinson about a much admired man who suddenly commits suicide), The Dining Room, and Love Letters, a two-character play which simply depicts two people sitting at a table reading the letters they have written to each other over their lifetimes.

1931–Dupont introduces synthetic rubber.

1937–Stalinists execute Pastor Paul Hamberg and seven members of Azerbaijan's Lutheran community.

1938–Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral in an upset victory during a match race deemed "the match of the century" in horse racing.

1939–The first rabbit born after artificial insemination is exhibited to the world.

1939–Actress, Barbara Bosson, is born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. She is best known for the role of Fay Furillo on the TV police drama Hill Street Blues. She appeared in the films Bullitt, The Love God?, Mame, Capricorn One, The Lords of Discipline, and The Last Starfighter. She was married to writer-producer, Steven Bochco.

1940–Country singer, Delbert McClinton, is born in Lubbock, Texas. His only “Top 40” hit single, Givin' It Up for Your Love, peaked at #8 on the Billboard "Hot 100."

1940–Staff Sergeant, Green Beret, and singer, Barry (Allen) Sadler, is born in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He is best known for his hit song Ballad of the Green Berets.

1941–American photographer, Ansel Adams, takes a photograph of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico, that will become one of the most famous images in the history of photography.

1941–Actor, Robert (Heath) Foxworth, is born in Houston, Texas. He is best known for the role of Chase Gioberti on the TV series Falcon Crest. He guest starred on the TV shows The Mod Squad, Barnaby Jones, Hawaii Five-O, Murder She Wrote, seaQuest DSV, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, and The West Wing. He was married to actress, Elizabeth Montgomery.

1942–The Matanikau Offensive begins during the Guadalcanal Campaign and ends three days later with an American victory.

1942–Publisher, Larry Flynt, is born Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. in Lakeville, Magoffin County, Kentucky. He founded Larry Flynt Publications. The company mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler magazine. Flynt is paralyzed from the waist down, due to injuries sustained in a 1978 murder attempt by Joseph Paul Franklin.

1942–Actress, Marcia (Karen) Wallace, is born in Creston, Iowa. She is best known for the role of receptionist Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show. She is also known for her voice work on the TV series The Simpsons. She appeared in the films Pray TV, Teen Witch, My Mom’s a Werewolf, Forever for Now, and Big Stan.

1943–During World War II, in the Battle of Empress Augusta Bay, U.S. Marines, the 3rd Marine Division, land on Bougainville, in the Solomon Islands. They then attack the huge Japanese base at Rabaul.

1943–Actor, John McEnery, is born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He appeared in the films Romeo and Juliet, The Other People, Nicholas and Alexxandra, Bartleby, The Land That Time Forgot, The Duelists, and The Krays. His brothers are actor, Peter McEnery, and photographer, David McEnery. He was married to actress, Stephanie Beacham.

1944–Units of the British Army land at Walcheren, in the Netherlands.

1944–A U.S. Army Air Forces F-13 Superfortress conducts the first flight by an Allied aircraft over the Tokyo region of Japan since the 1942 Doolittle Raid.

1944–Singer-songwriter, Kinky Friedman, is born Richard Samet Friedman in Chicago, Illinois. He is a novelist, humorist, politician, and former columnist for Texas Monthly, who styles himself in the mold of popular American satirists, Will Rogers and Mark Twain.

1945–The official North Korean newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, is first published under the name Chongro.

1945–Australia joins the United Nations.

1946–Karol Wojtyla (the future Pope John Paul II) is ordained to the priesthood by Kraków's Archbishop, Adam Sapieha.

1946–Ric Grech, bass player for Ginger Baker's Air Force, Blind Faith, and Traffic, is born Richard Roman Grech in Bordeaux, France.

1948–Off southern Manchuria, a Chinese merchant ship explodes and sinks, killing 6,000 people.

1948–Athenagoras I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is enthroned.

1949–Songwriter and producer, David Foster, is born in Canada. Foster has worked as a producer with The Tubes, Boz Scaggs, Chicago, Kenny Loggins, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, and Andrea Bocelli. He was married to actress Linda Thompson, and Dutch model, Yolanda Hadid.

1950–Puerto Rican nationalists, Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo, attempt to assassinate President Harry S. Truman at Blair House.

1950–Pope Pius XII claims papal infallibility, when he formally defines the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.

1951–In Operation Buster-Jangle, 6,500 American soldiers are exposed to “Desert Rock” atomic explosions for training purposes in Nevada. Participation is not voluntary.

1951–Ronald (Nathan) Bell, of Kool & the Gang, is born Khalis Bayyan in Youngstown, Ohio.

1952–In Operation Ivy, the U.S. successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike," in the Eniwetok atoll, located at the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The explosion had a yield of 10 megatons.

1952–Fusion occurs for the first time on Earth.

1954–The Front de Libération Nationale fires the first shots of the Algerian War of Independence.

1955–The bombing of United Airlines Flight 629 occurs near Longmont, Colorado, killing all 39 passengers and five crew members that are aboard the Douglas DC-6B airliner.

1955–Author and educator, Dale Carnegie, dies of of Hodgkin's disease in Forest Hills, New York, at age 66. He was a lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, a bestseller that remains popular today.

1956–The Indian states Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Mysore State are formally created under the States Reorganization Act.

1956–The Springhill mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia, kills 39 miners. Eighty-eight are rescued.

1957–The Mackinac Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge, opens to traffic connecting Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas.

1957–Singer, Lyle (Pearce) Lovett, is born in Klein, Texas. While typically associated with the country genre, Lovett's compositions often incorporate folk, swing, blues, jazz, and gospel music as well as more traditional Country & Western styling. He was married to actress, Julia Roberts.

1958–Robert Hart, of Bad Company and Manfred Mann's Earth Band, is born in Bournemouth, Dorset, England.

1959–Montreal Canadiens goaltender, Jacques Plante, wears a protective mask for the first time in an NHL game.

1960–While campaigning for President of the United States, John F. Kennedy announces his idea of the Peace Corps.

1960–Baseball player, coach, and sportscaster, Fernando Valenzuela (Anguamea), is born in Etchohuaquila, Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico. He was a Major League Baseball pitcher. During a 17-year baseball career, he achieved his greatest success with the Los Angeles Dodgers from 1980-1990, and went on to pitch for five more Major League teams. With his youthful charm, devastating screwball, and a connection with Los Angeles' large Latino community, Valenzuela touched off an early 1980s craze dubbed "Fernandomania."

1961–Fifty thousand women in 60 cities participate in the inaugural Women Strike for Peace (WSP) against nuclear proliferation.

1962–Anthony Kiedis, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Kiedis is co-founder and lead singer of the band, and has recorded all 10 studio albums with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His father is actor, Blackie Dammett. His Godfather was singer, Sonny Bono.

1963–The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, officially opens. It has the largest radio telescope ever constructed.

1963–The South Vietnamese coup d'état begins.

1963–The Beatles perform their legendary Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, England, before the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret. Technically, The Beatles were 7th on a 19-act bill, but there was no doubt that they were, in fact, the main attraction. John Lennon introduces Twist and Shout, requesting that “persons in the cheaper seats join in by clapping your hands, while everyone else should just rattle your jewelry.”

1963–Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard, is born in Dronfield, Derbyshire, England. He overcame the amputation of his left arm in 1985, and continued to play with the band.

1963–Big Kenny, of Big & Rich, is born William Kenneth Alphin in Culpeper, Virginia.

1967–Singer, Sophie B. Hawkins, is born Sophie Ballantine Hawkins in Manhattan, New York. Her highest-charting singles are Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover, Right Beside You, and As I Lay Me Down.

1968–The movie rating system of G, M, R, X, followed by PG-13 and now NC-17, goes into effect. The Production Code Administration hands out the ratings.

1970–The Club Cinq-Sept fire in Saint-Laurent-du-Pont, France, kills 146 young people.

1972–A chart topper: Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues.

1972–Actress, Toni Collette, is born in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia. She appeared in the films Spotswood, Muriel’s Wedding, Emma, Lilian’s Story, The Boys, Velvet Goldmine, The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, The Hours, Little Miss Sunshine, The Night Listener, Hitchcock, The Way Way Back, and Lucky Them.

1972–Actress, Jenny McCarthy, is born Jennifer Ann McCarthy in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She began her career in 1993 as a nude model for Playboy magazine and was later named their Playmate of the Year. She is a former co-host of the ABC-TV talk show The View. She has appeared in the films Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, The Stupids, Scream 3, and Scary Movie 3. She was married to singer, Donny Wahlberg.

1972–Modernist poet and critic, Ezra Pound, dies of an intestinal blockage in Venice, Italy, at age 87. He was buried in the cemetery on Isola di San Michele.

1973–Leon Jaworski is appointed as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.

1973–The Indian state of Mysore is renamed as Karnataka to represent all the regions within Karunadu.

1979–In Bolivia, Colonel Alberto Natusch executes a bloody coup d'état against the constitutional government of Dr. Wálter Guevara.

1979–Mamie Eisenhower, wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, dies in Washington, D.C., at age 82. She was the 36th First Lady of the United States.

1981–Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.

1981–LaTavia (Marie) Roberson, of Destiny's Child, is born in Houston, Texas.

1982–Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States, with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.

1982–Actor, James Broderick, dies of cancer in New Haven, Connecticut, at age 55. He is best known for the role of Doug Lawrence in the TV drama series Family, which ran from 1976 to 1980. He appeared in the films Girl of the Night, The Group, The Tree, Alice’s Restaurant, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, and Dog Day Afternoon.

1982–Director, producer, and screenwriter, King Vidor, dies in Paso Robles, California, at age 88. His films include Hallelujah!, The Champ, Stella Dallas, Northwest Passage, A Duel in the Sun, The Fountainhead, Lightning Strikes Twice, Ruby Gentry, and War and Peace.

1984–Two Women by American artist, Willem de Koonig, sells at an auction for $1.98 million, the highest price ever paid for a post-World War II painting.

1984–After the assassination of Indira Gandhi, anti-Sikh riots erupt.

1985–Comic actor, Phil Silvers, dies in his sleep of natural causes in Century City, California, at age 74. He is best known for the role of Master Sergeant Ernie Bilko on the TV series The Phil Silvers Show. He appeared in the films You’re in the Army Now, My Gal Sal, Footlight Serenade, Four Jills in a Jeep, Cover Girl, Summer Stock, Top Banana, 40 Pounds of Trouble, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and A Guide for the Married Man.

1988–A chart topper: Kokomo by The Beach Boys.

1993–The Maastricht Treaty takes effect, formally establishing the European Union.

1994–Actor, Noah Beery, Jr., dies in Tehachapi, California, at age 81. He is best known for the role of Joseph "Rocky" Rockford in the TV series The Rockford Files. He was cast in dozens of other TV shows, including Circus Boy, Rawhide, Wagon Train, Route 66, Bonanza, Police Story, and Fantasy Island. He appeared in the films Of Mice and Men, 20 Mule Team, Sergeant York, Follow the Boys, Red River, Rocketship X-M, The Story of Will Rogers, The Cimarron Kid, Inherit the Wind, Walking Tall, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

2000–Serbia and Montenegro join the United Nations.

2000–The Republic of Serbia and Montenegro join the United Nations.

2004–Terry Knight, of Terry Knight and the Pack, dies of multiple stab wounds in Temple, Texas, at age 61. He was murdered by his teenage daughter's boyfriend, Donald A. Fair, in the apartment they shared. Fair would later claim he was high on methamphetamine at the time of the killing, in attempt to mitigate his sentence, but he was sentenced to life in prison on May 26, 2005.

2005–Composer and conductor, Skitch Henderson, dies in New Milford, Connecticut, at age 87. In a career at NBC-TV spanning 1951 to 1966, he succeeded Arturo Toscanini as music director for NBC Television and was the original conductor of the orchestras for The Tonight Show and The Today Show.

2006–Novelist, William Styron, dies of pneumonia in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, at age 81. He wrote Lie Down in Darkness, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, and the memoir Darkness Visible.

2012–A fuel tank truck crashes and explodes in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, killing 26 people and injuring 135 others.

2013–A gunman opens fire at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a U.S. Transportation Security Administration employee, and wounding seven other people.

2015–Politician and actor, Fred Thompson, dies of lymphoma in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 73. A Republican, Thompson served in the U.S. Senate representing Tennessee from 1994 to 2003. In the final months of his Senate term in 2002, Thompson joined the cast of the long-running TV series Law & Order, as Manhattan District Attorney, Arthur Branch. He appeared in the films Marie, No Way Out, Fat Man asnd Little Boy, The Hunt for Red October, Class Action, Cape Fear, Thunderheart, In the Line of Fire, and Secretariat.

2016–Researchers from the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) believe that new evidence supports the theory Amelia Earhart did not die in a plane crash, but as a castaway on a remote island. Earhart was last heard from on July 2, 1937, as she tried to establish a record as the first woman to fly around the world. They have found evidence that Earhart made more than 100 radio transmissions in the days after her plane went missing, proving that Earhart landed her plane safely, and was able to use the radio to call for help.

2016–Cai Qi is appointed acting Mayor of Beijing, replacing Wang Anshun.

2016–Six people are killed and 10 others are injured in an accident involving a school bus, a commuter bus, and a vehicle in Baltimore, Maryland.

PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM: French King, Louis the Stammerer; the Sistine Chapel; William Shakespeare's comedy, The Tempest; Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden; the first issue of Daguerreian Journal; the first issue of Billboard Advertising; Maxie Rosenbloom; Betsy Palmer; Seabiscuit; Ansel Adams' photograph of a moonrise over the town of Hernandez, New Mexico; John McEnery; David Foster; Dale Carnagie; the Peace Corps emblem; The Beatles perform at The Royal Command Performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, England; Toni Collette; Mamie Eisenhower; Two Women by Willem de Koonig; Terry Knight; and Fred Thompson.

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