1742 Edmund Halley, the English astronomer associated with Halley's
1784 The Untied States ratified treaty with England ending
1814 The King of Denmark ceded Norway to the King of Sweden sparking
riots in Norway.
1900 The first performance of Puccini's Tosca was staged in Rome,
1904 * Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer and stage designer.
1926 * Warren Mitchell, English actor, star of the BBC comedy, Till
Death Us Do Part.
1934 * Richard Briers, English stage and TV actor, star of the BBC
comedy, The Good Life.
1938 Walt Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs opened in the US.
1941 * Faye Dunnaway, award winning US film actress who won an Oscar
for Network (1976)
1943 President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill meet at the
1947 The Covent Garden Opera House opened with the staging of
1953 Tito formally became the first president of the Republic of
1954 Marilyn Monroe married baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.
1968 The Soviet Union launched their manned Soyuz 4 spacecraft.
1990 The Simpsons premiered on television.
1994 The Duchess of Kent became the first member of the Royal Family
to convert to Catholicism for
more than 300 years.
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