1830 The Mormon Church was founded by Joseph Smith at Fayette, New
1874 * Harry Houdini, US escapologist who performed daring escapes
from ropes and handcuffs.
1896 The first modern Olympic Games began in Athens, Greece.
1909 US Commander Robert Peary became the first man to reach the
1917 The United States entered the First World War.
1929 * André Previn, US conductor, pianist and composer who was born
1938 * Paul Daniels, English magician, entertainer, and television
game show host.
1952 * Marilu Henner, US television actress.
1968 Dozens of major cities in the United States were rocked by an
escalation in the race riots following the assassination of Martin
1975 A plane carrying 99 Vietnamese orphans has landed at Heathrow
1989 The British government has announced it is to abolish
legislation which guarantees work 'jobs for life' for more than
1994 The presidents of Rwanda and Burundi were killed in a plane
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