1558 – France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England in Europe.
1610 – Galileo Galilei makes his first observation of the four Galilean moons: Ganymede, Callisto, Io and Europa, although he is not able to distinguish the last two until the following day.
1714 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill
1782 – The first American commercial bank, the Bank of North America, opens.
1913 - William M Burton patents a process to "crack" petroleum
1920 – The New York State Assembly refuses to seat five duly elected Socialist assemblymen.
1929 - "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
1949 - 1st photo of genes taken at University of S California by Pease & Baker
1954 - Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
1987 - Kapil Dev takes his 300th Test wicket, at 28 the youngest
1989 – Prince Akihito is sworn in as the emperor of Japan after the death of his father Hirohito
1993 - The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
1957 – Reena Roy, Indian actress
1964 – Nicolas Cage, American actor, producer, and director
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