1794 The US Navy was officially created.
1845 * William Konrad von Rontgen, German physicist who discovered
1863 * Sir Henry Royce, English engineer who founded Rolls Royce
Limited in 1884.
1898 * Gloria Swanson, US actress who starred in the film Sunset
1914 The first successful blood transfusion took place in a Brussels
1942 * Michael York, English actor who was first seen in the TV
series The Forsyte Saga.
1958 Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and first secretary of
the Communist Party.
1977 Two jumbo jets collided on the ground at Tenerife airport,
killing 574 people the highest ever for an aviation disaster.
1989 The first elections were held for the Soviet parliament.
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