1774 Start of American Independence War against Britain
1889 Eiffel Tower opened
1933 - The Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC, was founded. Unemployed men and youths were organized into quasi-military formations and worked outdoors in national parks and forests.
1991 - The Soviet Republic of Georgia, birthplace of Josef Stalin, voted to declare its independence from Soviet Russia. Following the vote in Georgia, Russian troops were dispatched from Moscow under a state of emergency.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) was born in Austria. Considered the father of the symphony and the string quartet, his works include 107 symphonies, 50 divertimenti, 84 string quartets, 58 piano sonatas, and 13 masses. Mozart was his friend and Beethoven was a pupil.
Boxing champion Jack Johnson (1878-1946). He was the first African American to win the heavyweight boxing title.
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