1773 * William Harrison, ninth US president in 1840.
1849 Rome was declared a republic by Giuseppe Mazzini.
1861 Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate
States of America.
1872 Lieutenant Dawson's expedition in search of Dr Livingstone
1923 The Russian state airline, Aeroflot was formed.
1943 The battle of Guadalcanal ended with an American victory.
1945 * Mia Farrow, US film actress who starred in Rosemary's Baby
1949 * Bernard Gallagher, Scottish golfer.
1950 "Red's under the Bed" Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed he had
evidence there were card-carrying members of the Communist Party in
the State Department.
1956 The government announced that a Protype Fast Reactor will be
built at the Dounreay power station in a remote part of Scotland.
1958 * Sandy Lyle, Scottish golfer and first British winner of the
US Masters (1988).
1979 England forward Trevor Francis signed for Brian Clough's
Nottingham Forest in Britain's first £1m transfer deal.
1981 General Wojciech Juruzelski became Poland's Prime Minister.
1983 A nationwide hunt for 1981 Derby winner and prize stallion
Shergar began in Ireland.
1991 Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the
2001 A U.S. nuclear sub struck the Ehime Maru, a Japanese fishing
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