1603 Queen Elizabeth I died at age 69 after ruling England for more
than 40 years.
1877 The University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge ended in
a dead heat.
1882 Robert Koch announced the discovery of the tuberculosis
1901 * Ub Iwerks, US cartoon animator who helped create Walt
Disney's Mickey Mouse.
1909 * Tommy Trinder, English comedian and popular radio comedian
during the 40's and 50's.
1911 Denmark abolished capital punishment.
1922 The Grand National at Aintree saw only 3 horses out of 32
starters finish the race.
1930 * Steve McQueen, US film actor who starred in the film, The
Thomas Crown Affair (1968).
1947 * Archie Gemmill, Scottish international soccer player.
1949 Laurence Olivier's 'Hamlet' became the first British film to
win an Oscar.
1958 Rock-n-roll star Elvis Presley joined the US army for two
1976 Isabel Perón was deposed as President of Argentina after a
1989 In one of worst oil spills in recent history, the tanker, Exxon
Valdez, ran aground and released 240,000 barrels of oil into Prince
1999 NATO begins launching air strikes in an attempt to force Serbia
to cease hostilities against ethnic Albanians in Kosovo.
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