1346 – Emperor Louis IV of Bavaria gives his wife Margaretha, Holland/Zeeland. Happy Birthday!
1535 – Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England
1762 – Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
1777 – People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
1831 – First US-built locomotive to pull a passenger train operates
1861 – Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis
1889 – The Coca-Cola Company, then known as the Pemberton Medicine Company, is originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.
1934 – Babe Ruth signs a 1934 contract for $35,000
1943 – World’s largest office building, Pentagon, completed
1973 – Four Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
2001 – Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.
2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
1908 – Edward Teller, Budapest Hungary, fathered H-bomb (Manhattan Project), (d. 2003)
1929 – Martin Luther King Jr, Atlanta, American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964)
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