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Carloman died, leaving his brother Charlemagne to rule the complete Frankish Kingdom today (771). Also, England’s Henry III surrendered claims to French territories and France’s Louis IX agreed to stop backing English rebels in the Treaty of Paris (1259), the Council of Trent concluded (1563), 38 English colonists arrived at Berkeley Hundred, Virginia (1619), Jacques Marquette founded a mission that would become the city of Chicago (1674), General George Washington bade farewell to the officers of the Continental Army (1783), The Observer published the world’s first Sunday newspaper (1791), British Governor-General William Bentinck banned the Indian practice of sati wherein widows burned themselves on their husbands’ funeral pyres (1829), Oliver Hudson Kelley founded the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, better known as The Grange (1867), the crew of the Dei Gratia found the abandoned Mary Celeste still seaworthy and under sail (1873), William “Boss” Tweed escaped from a New York prison (1875), the Los Angeles Times published her first edition (1881), the University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeated the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club 26-6 to win the first Grey Cup, on the same day the Montréal Canadiens, the world’s oldest continuing professional hockey franchise, were founded as charter members of the National Hockey League (1909), President Woodrow Wilson left for the Versailles peace talks, making him the first sitting president to visit Europe (1918), a jury deadlocked in the first of three trials of Hollywood star Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle for the death of actress Virginia Rappe (1921), President Franklin Roosevelt shut down the Works Progress Administration due to high wartime employment (1943), the Senate voted 65-7 to approve U.S. participation in the United Nations (1945), the first Burger King opened in Miami, Florida (1954), Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash met for a one-time studio session as the Million Dollar Quartet (1956), an audience member with a flare gun at a Frank Zappa concert set fire to the Montreux Casino in Switzerland, inspiring the Deep Purple song “Smoke on the Water” (1971), Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco’s first female mayor following the assassination of George Moscone (1978), the People’s Republic of China adopted her current constitution (1982), journalist Terry Anderson was freed after seven years captivity in Beirut, on the same day Pan Am Flight 436 landed in Miami, ending the airlines 64 years of operations (1991), President George H.W. Bush sent 28,000 troops to Somalia (1992), the Unity Module was launched to expand the International Space Station (1998), the Civil Human Rights Front organized between 68,000 and a quarter million protesters in Hong Kong to call for universal and equal suffrage (2005), and 17 people were killed two disgruntled customers threw a firebomb into a restaurant in Cairo, Egypt (2015). And Detroit’s Pontiac Silverdome was imploded, on the same day the Thomas Fire began near Santa Paula and would become the largest wildfire in modern California history (2017).
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