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1969–Jeanne Franklin (Genie the Taylor) dies in a car accident in London, England, which also claims the life of Fairport Convention drummer, Martin Lamble. Genie the Taylor had started designing clothing for rock stars four years earlier. Her clients included The Lovin Spoonful, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Tiny Tim, The Rascals, The Mamas and The Papas, Jimi Hendrix, The Turtles, and Eric Burdon and the Animals.

649–Pope Theodore I dies. He was among the many Syrian clergy who fled to Rome, following the Muslim conquest of the Levant.

964–Pope John XII, (955-964), dies of apoplexy in Rome, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire, at age 27.

1264–Henry III of England is captured and forced to sign the Mise of Lewes, making Simon de Montfort the de facto ruler of England.

1316–Charles IV, King of Bohemia (1346-1378) and Holy Roman Emperor (1355-1378), is born Wenceslaus in Pragu, Bohemis (present-day Czech Republic).

1470–Charles VIII of Sweden dies at Stockholm Castle in Stockholm, Sweden, at age 60.

1509–In northern Italy, French forces defeat the Venetians.

1576–Iranin ruler, Tahmasp I, dies of poisoning in Qazvin, Iran, at age 62. He was an influential Shah of Iran, who enjoyed the longest reign of any member of the Safavid Dynasty. He was the son and successor of Ismail I.

1607–Jamestown, Virginia, is settled as the first English colony.

1608–The Protestant Union is founded in Auhausen, Germany.

1610–Henri IV, King of France, is assassinated in Paris, France, at age 56. Considered a usurper by some Catholics and a traitor by some Protestants, Henry became the target of at least 12 assassination attempts.

1643–Louis XIV dies of tuberculosis in Paris, France, at age 41. He became King of France at age four, upon the death of his father, Louis XIII. He reigned for 72 years as the "Sun King."

1657–Indian Emperor, Sambhaji Bhosale, is born at Purandar Fort, near Pune, India.

1666–Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia is born Vittorio Amedeo Sebastiano di Savoia at the Royal Palace of Turin in Turin, Italy.

1686–Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, inventor of the thermometer, is born in Prussia.

1710–Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, is born in Gottorp, Schleswig, Duchy of Schleswig.

1727–Artist, Thomas Gainsborough, is born in Sudbury, Suffolk, England. His most famous work is Blue Boy. He surpassed his rival, Sir Joshua Reynolds, to become the dominant British portraitist of the second half of the 18th century. He preferred landscapes to portraits, and is credited as the originator of the 18th-century British landscape school.

1747–In the War of the Austrian Succession, a British fleet under Admiral George Anson defeats the French at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre.

1780–Jules de Polignac, Premier of France, is born in Versailles, France.

1787–In Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, delegates convene a Constitutional Convention to write a new Constitution for the United States. George Washington presides.

1796–Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation.

1804–Explorers Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, Missouri, for the Pacific Coast.

1811–In Paraguay, Pedro Juan Caballero, Fulgencio Yegros, and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia start actions to depose the Spanish governor.

1836–The Treaties of Velasco are signed in Velasco, Texas.

1842–The Illustrated London News, the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, begins publication.

1853–Gail Borden patents the process for condensed milk.

1867–German socialist, Kurt Eisner, is born in Berlin, Kingdom of Prussia. In 1917, at the height of World War I, he joined the Independent Social Democratic Party of Germany and was convicted of treason in 1918, for his role in inciting a strike of munitions workers. At the Berne Conference of Socialists, held at Berne, Switzerland, he attacked the moderate German socialists because of their refusal to acknowledge Germany's guilt in bringing about World War I. For this speech and for his uncompromising hostility to Prussia, he became bitterly hated by large sections of the German people.

1870–The first game of rugby in New Zealand is played in Nelson, between Nelson College and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

1878–The last witchcraft trial held in the United States begins in Salem, Massachusetts, after Lucretia Brown, an adherent of Christian Science, accused Daniel Spofford of attempting to harm her through his mental powers.

1878–Vaseline petroleum jelly goes on sale for the first time.

1879–The first group of 463 Indian indentured laborers arrive in Fiji aboard the Leonidas.

1883–Vaudeville performer, Julian Eltinge, the greatest female impersonator, is born William Julian Dalton in Newtonville, Massachusetts. After appearing in the Boston Cadets Revue at the age of 10 in feminine garb, Eltinge garnered notice from other producers and made his first appearance on Broadway in 1904. His popularity soon earned him the moniker "Mr. Lillian Russell" for the equally popular beauty and musical comedy star.

1885–The 11th Kentucky Derby: Babe Henderson, riding Joe Cotton, wins in 2:37.

1885–Composer and conductor, Otto Klemperer, is born in Breslau, Silesia Province, Germany. He is widely regarded as one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

1886–The 12th Kentucky Derby: Paul Duffy. riding Ben Ali, wins in 2:36.

1888–The 14th Kentucky Derby: George Covington, riding MacBeth II, wins in 2:38.

1889–The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is launched in London, England.

1890–The 16th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy, riding Riley, wins in 2:45.

1897–The Stars and Stripes Forever is first performed in public near Willow Grove Park, Philadelphia.

1897–Saxophonist, Sidney Bechet, is born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He virtually invented the concept of the jazz solo.

1898–A severe thunderstorm, with some hailstones up to 9.5 inches in circumference, pounds a four-mile wide path across Kansas City, Missouri. South-facing windows are broken in nearly every house in the central and eastern parts of the city, and several people are injured.

1905–Nikolai (Aleksandrovich) Tikhonov, Soviet Prime Minister (1980-1985), is born in Kharkiv, Kharkov Governorate, Russian Empire.

1907–Politician, (Muhammad) Ayub Khan, is born in Rehana, Haripur District of North-West Frontier Province, British India (present-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan). He was the first military dictator and the self-appointed second President of Pakistan, who assumed power in the 1958 Pakistani coup d'état, serving in office until his forced resignation amid a popular uprising in 1969.

1912–Frederick VIII of Denmark dies of a paralysis attack while taking a walk in Hamburg, Germany, at age 68.

1913–New York Governor, William Sulzer, approves the charter for the Rockefeller Foundation, which begins operations with a $100 million donation from John D. Rockefeller.

1916–Actor, Del Moore, is born Marion Delbridge Moore in Pensacola, Florida. He began his career in radio before moving to television. He co-starred in the early TV sitcom Life with Elizabeth (1953-1955), with Betty White. He appeared in the films Bus Stop, Hollywood or Bust, The Bellboy, Cinderfella, Dondi, The Errand Boy, It’s Only Money, The Nutty Professor, The Patsy, The Disorderly Orderly, Two on a Guillotine, The Big Mouth, and Catalina Caper.

1918–Publisher and broadcaster, James Gordon Bennett, Jr. dies in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France, at age 77. He was a co-founder of Commercial Cable Company. He was publisher of The New York Herald, founded by his father, James Gordon Bennett, Sr., who emigrated from Scotland.

1919–Henry John Heinz, founder of the H.J. Heinz Company, dies of pneumonia in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at age 74.

1922–Actor, Richard Deacon, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a regular on the TV sitcom Leave It to Beaver, but he is best known for the role of Mel Cooley on the TV series The Dick Van Dyke Show. He appeared in the films Invaders from Mars, Them!, Blackboard Jungle, This Island Earth, My Sister Eileen, Good Morning Miss Dove, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Carousel, The Young Philadelphians, A Summer Place, Dear Heart, Billie, and That Darn Cat.

1923–Photographer, Diane Arbus, is born Diane Nemerov in New York, New York. She was noted for photographs of "deviant, marginal, and minority people (dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal."

1925–Virginia Woolf's novel, Mrs. Dalloway, is published.

1926–Eric Morecambe, of Morecambe & Wise, is born John Eric Bartholomew in Morecambe, Lancashire, England. He took his stage name from his home town, the seaside resort of Morecambe. One of the most prominent comedians in British popular culture, he was named one of the “100 Greatest Britons” in a BBC poll in 2002.

1927–Ain't She Sweet, by Ben Bernie, hits #1 on the pop singles chart. Almost 40 years later, The Beatles will have a hit with the song, sung by John Lennon.

1927–The 53rd Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee, riding Whiskery, wins in 2:06.

1932–Record producer, Bob Johnston, is born Donald William Johnston in Hillsboro, Texas. He worked on the albums Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde (Bob Dylan); Songs From a Room (Leonard Cohen); At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin (Johnny Cash); and Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (The Byrds).

1934–Outlaw, Tom Pickett, dies of nephritis in Winslow, Arizona, at age 74. He was a 19th-century American cowboy, professional gambler, and as both a lawman and outlaw at various points in his life, was an associate of Dave Rudabaugh and later, Billy the Kid.

1935–The Philippines ratifies an independence agreement.

1935–The Griffith Park Observatory (Planetarium) opens in Los Angeles, California.

1936–Singer-actor, Bobby Darin, is born Walden Robert Cassato in the Bronx, New York. His hits include Splish Splash, Queen of the Hop, Dream Lover, Mack the Knife, Beyond the Sea, Things, You’re the Reason I’m Living, 18 Yellow Roses, and If I Were a Carpenter. He appeared in the films Pepe, Come September, Too Late Blues, State Fair, Hell Is for Heroes, Is a Man Answers, Pressure Point, Captain Newman, M.D., That Funny Feeling, Stranger in the House, and The Happy Ending. He was married to actress, Sandra Dee.

1939–Lina Medina, at the age of five, becomes the world's youngest confirmed mother in medical history.

1940–The Battle of the Netherlands ends with the Netherlands surrendering to Germany.

1940–The Yermolayev Yer-2, a long-range Soviet medium bomber, makes its first flight.

1942–The U.S. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is established.

1943–In World War II, a Japanese submarine sinks AHS Centaur off the coast of Queensland.

1943–Musician, Jack Bruce, is born John Symon Asher Bruce in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He is best known for his multi-faceted contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which included Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.

1943–Dereck "Lek" Leckenby, of Herman’s Hermits, is born in Leeds, West Yorkshire. England. The group had hits with There's a Kind of Hush and Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter.

1943–Clive (Harold) Palmer, banjo player for The Incredible String Band, is born in Edmonton, North London, England.

1944–Gene Cornish, of The Young Rascals, is born in Ottawa, Canada.

1944–Filmmaker and screenwriter, George Lucas, is born George Walton Lucas, Jr. in Modesto, California. His second film, American Graffiti, is a semi-autobiographical story, set in Modesto, about American teenage life in the early 1960s. He later spent four years writing and filming his biggest hit Star Wars.

1948–Israel is declared to be an independent state and a provisional government is established. Immediately after the declaration, Israel is attacked by the neighboring Arab states.

1948–The U.S. conducts an atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak.

1951–Trains run on the Talyllyn Railway in Wales for the first time since preservation, making it the first railway in the world to be operated by volunteers.

1952–Singer, David Byrne, is born in Dumbarton, Scotland. He was the founding member, principal songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist for the new wave band, Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991. One of the band’s biggest hits was Burning Down the House.

1952–Astronaut, Donald (Ray) McMonagle, is born in Flint, Michigan. He was Manager of Launch Integration at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He was responsible for final Shuttle preparation, launch execution, and return of the orbiter to KSC following landings at any location other than KSC.

1952–Film director, Robert (Lee) Zemeckis, is born in Chicago, Illinois. His films include I Wanna Hold Your Hand, 1941, Used Cars, Back to the Future (trilogy), Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump, Contact, and Castaway.

1955–The Warsaw Pact (a defense treaty) is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.

1955–The U.S. conducts a nuclear test at the Pacific Ocean.

1956–Buddy Holly's optometrist has him try contact lenses, but Holly decides he doesn't like them and sticks with his famous black-rimmed glasses.

1957–Astronaut, William (George) Gregory, is born in Lockport, New York. Selected by NASA in January 1990, Gregory became an astronaut in July 1991. He flew on STS-67 (1995) and has logged 400 hours in space.

1959–The juvenile delinquent film, Serious Charges, the first film to feature British rock sensation, Cliff Richard, premieres in England.

1959–Saxophonist, Sidney Bechet, dies of lung cancer in Garches, France, at age 62. He virtually invented the concept of the jazz solo.

1960–The USSR launches the first unmanned space capsule.

1961–During the Civil Rights Movement, the Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama, and protesters are beaten by an angry mob.

1961–Actor, Tim Roth, is born Timothy Simon Roth in Dulwich, London, England. He appeared in the films The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Vincent & Theo, Reservoir Dogs, Bodies, Rest & Motion, Pulp Fiction, Rob Roy, War Zone, Planet of the Apes, The Beautiful Country, Don’t Come Knocking, Broken, and Selma.

1962–The U.S. conducts an atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.

1962–Self-titled "deconstructionist" chef, often associated with molecular gastronomy, Ferran Adrià, is born Fernando Adriá Acosta in Catalonia, Spain. As head chef of the elBulli restaurant in Roses on the Costa Brava, Adrià would be regarded as one of the best chefs in the world. Adrià would also become well known for creating the now common delicacy, culinary foam.

1963–Kuwait becomes the 111th member of the United Nations.

1965–China explodes its second atom bomb.

1965–The U.S. conducts a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1966–For the record ninth time in three years, the Kingsmen's hit version of Louie Louie enters the Billboard Singles chart.

1966–Fab Morvan, of Milli Vanilli, is born Fabrice Morvan in Paris, France.

1968–John Lennon and Paul McCartney appear on the The Tonight Show on NBC-TV to announce the creation of Apple Corps. The taped appearance is recorded and broadcast on the same day, so the two Beatles have the opportunity to watch themselves on television. The regular host, Johnny Carson, is absent, and baseball player, Joe Garagiola, is sitting in for him. Garagiola doesn't seem to know how to approach the two Beatles, and so it turns out to be a rather disappointing appearance. John Lennon would later say that this appearance was one of the most embarrassing of his career.

1968–Chef, TV personality, philanthropist, and restauranteur, John Besh, is born in Meridian, Mississippi. He was raised in south Louisiana. Besh would go on to win numerous prestigious awards, including the 2009 Food Arts’ Silver Spoon Award, for revitalizing the culinary legacy of New Orleans. He was the host of the PBS-TV shows Chef John Besh’s New Orleans and Chef John Besh’s Family Table. The John Besh Foundation, established in 2011, works to protect and preserve the culinary heritage of New Orleans.

1969–Abortion and contraception are legalized in Canada.

1969–The last Chevrolet Corvair is built.

1969–Actress, Cate Blanchett, is born Catherine Élise Blanchett in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She appeared in the films Paradise Road, Oscar and Lucinda, Elizabeth, An Ideal Husband, The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Gift, The Lord of the Rings, The Shipping News, Heaven, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Aviator, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Monuments Men, and Cinderella.

1969–Danny Wood, of New Kids on the Block, is born Daniel William Wood, Jr. in Boston, Massachusetts.

1969–Jeanne Franklin (Genie the Taylor) dies in a car accident in London, England, which also claims the life of Fairport Convention drummer, Martin Lamble. Genie the Taylor had started designing clothing for rock stars four years earlier. Her clients included The Lovin Spoonful, Jefferson Airplane, Donovan, Tiny Tim, The Rascals, The Mamas and The Papas, Jimi Hendrix, The Turtles, and Eric Burdon and the Animals.

1970–Harry A. Blackmun is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

1970–Mississippi State Police kill two black students at Jackson State University.

1970–Andreas Baader is freed from custody by Ulrike Meinhof, Gudrun Ensslin, and others, as a pivotal moment in the formation of The Red Army Faction.

1970–Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young announce they are breaking up, but not before releasing Ohio, their musical response to the Kent State shootings on May 4th.

1970–Actress, Billie Burke, dies of natural causes in Los Angeles, California, at age 85. She is best known for the role of Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. She appeared in the films Dinner at Eight, Forsaking All Others, Becky Sharp, Topper, Eternally Yours, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Father of the Bride, Father's Little Dividend, The Young Philadelphians, Sergeant Rutledge, and Pepe.

1971–Screenwriter, Sofia (Carmina) Coppola, is born in New York, New York. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation. Her father is director, Francis Ford Coppola; her aunt is actress, Talia Shire; and her cousins are actors, Jason Schwartzman and Nicholas Cage.

1972–The 24th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards announces its winners. Best Dramatic Series: Elizabeth R; Best Comedy Series: All in the Family; Best Musical or Variety Series: The Carol Burnett Show; Best Children’s Program: Sesame Street; Best Actor: Peter Falk; Best Actress: Glenda Jackson; Best Comedy Actor: Carroll O'Connor; Best Comedy Actress: Jean Stapleton. The ceremonies are held at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California. The host is Johnny Carson.

1973–Skylab, the first U.S. Space Station, is launched.

1973–Gold hits a record high of $102.50 an ounce.

1975–The U.S. conducts a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.

1976–Keith Relf, of The Yardbirds, dies by electrocution while tuning his guitar in his home in London, England, at age 33.

1977–The Stanley Cup: The Montreal Canadiens beat the Boston Bruins, in 4 games.

1978–Engineer, William Lear, dies of leukemia in Reno, Nevada, at age 75. He founded the Lear Jet Corporation, a manufacturer of business jets. He also invented the battery eliminator for the B battery, and developed the 8-track cartridge (an audio tape system which was widely used in the 1960s and 1970s).

1980–The Department of Health and Human Services begins operation in the U.S.

1980–Actor, Hugh Griffith, dies in of a heart attack in London, England, at age 67. He appeared in the films Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Titfield Thunderbolt, The Beggar's Opera, Lucky Jim, Ben-Hur, Exodus, Mutiny on the Bounty, Tom Jones, The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders, Oliver!, Start the Revolution Without Me, Wuthering Heights, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, and The Last Remake of Beau Geste.

1981–The 35th NBA Championship: The Boston Celtics beat he Houston Rockets, 4 games to 2.

1982–Actor, Hugh Beaumont, dies of a heart attack in Munich, West Germany, at age 73. He is best known for the role of Ward Cleaver on the TV series Leave It to Beaver. He appeared in the films Du Barry Was a Lady, Strange Affair, Objective, Burma!, The Blue Dahlia, Lost Continent, Phone Call from a Stranger, The Member of the Wedding, The Mole People, and The Human Duplicators. Beaumont retired from show business in the late 1960s, launching a second career as a Christmas tree farmer in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

1984–Internet entrepreneur, Mark (Elloit) Zuckerberg, is born in White Plains, New York. He is one of the founders of Facebook.

1987–Frank Sinatra, who performed in South Africa in 1981, condemns Apartheid and calls South African President, Pik Botha, “a bum.”

1987–Actress, Rita Hayworth, dies of Alzheimer's disease in Manhattan, New York, at age 68. She achieved fame during the 1940s, as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s: she was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II. She appeared in the films Dante’s Inferno, Only Angels Have Wings, Susan and God, The Strawberry Blonde, Blood and Sand, Cover Girl, Gilda, The Lady from Shanghai, Miss Sadie Thompson, Pal Joey, and Separate Tables.

1988–Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th anniversary with a star-studded gala at New York's Madison Square Garden. The televised cable show features reunions of Led Zeppelin (with John Bonham's son on drums), The Bee Gees, The Rascals, Genesis, Yes, Foreigner, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

1988–A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. Twenty-seven people die in the crash and ensuing fire.

1991–Jiang Qing, widow of Chinese Communist Party Chairman, Mao Zedong, commits suicide in Beijing, China, at age 77.

1993–The Weekly World News tabloid reports that Elvis Presley has finally died.

1993–American newspaper magnate, William Randolph Hearst, Jr., dies of a heart attack in New York, New York, at age 85.

1995–The Dalai Lama proclaims six-year-old, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, to be the 11th reincarnation of Panchen Lama, Tibet's second-most senior spiritual leader.

1996–Actor, Antonio Banderas, marries actress, Melanie Griffith, at the Westminster register office in London, England.

1997–Magician, Harry Blackstone, Jr., dies of cancer in Loma Linda, California, at age 62. After his death, much of his performance equipment was sold off in two highly publicized auctions held by Sotheby's and Darien Julian. Many of the pieces went to collectors scattered across the world and numerous props have made it into actual shows. Las Vegas performer, Scarlett, now owns and uses his Topsy Turvy. David Copperfield houses the Tire Vanish (performed by Harry Blackstone, Sr.) in his world famous museum of magic. Touring illusionist, Aaron Balcom, now uses the Owen-built Clown Jammer. Washington state performer, John Walton, uses his menacing Buzz Saw. Dutch illusionists, Hans Klok and Darren Romeo, perform the famous "Blackstone Floating Light Bulb" illusion under a licensing agreement with Blackstone Magik Enterprises, Inc.

1998–A drunk driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kills 27 people.

1998–Singer and actor, Frank Sinatra, dies of a heart attack at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California, at age 82. The night after Sinatra's death, the lights on the Empire State Building in New York City were turned blue. Also right after Sinatra's death, the lights on the Las Vegas Strip were dimmed in his honor. Beginning his musical career in the Swing Era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. Being the idol of the teenage "bobby soxers," he released his first album, The Voice of Frank Sinatra, in 1946. His many hit songs include All or Nothing At All, Night and Day, I’ve Got the World on a String, Young at Heart, Love and Marriage, All the Way, Witchcraft, High Hopes, My Kind of Town, It Was a Very Good Year, Strangers in the Night, Summer Wind, That’s Life, and My Way. Sinatra turned to acting, first in Hollywood musicals, and later in dramatic roles. He appeared in the films Anchors Aweigh, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, On the Town, Meet Danny Wilson, From Here to Eternity, Young at Heart, Suddenly, The Man with the Golden Arm, Guys and Dolls, The Tender Trap, High Society, Pal Joey, Some Came Running, A Hole on the Head, Ocean’s Eleven, The Manchurian Candidate, Robin and the 7 Hoods, and Tony Rome.

2000–Keizo Obuchi, 84th Prime Minister of Japan, dies in Tokyo, Japan, at age 62.

2003–Actress, Wendy Hiller, dies in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, at age 90. She appeared in the films Pygmalion, Major Barbara, Separate Tables, Toys in the Attic, A Man for All Seasons, Murder on the Orient Express, The Elephant Man, and Making Love.

2003–Actor, Robert Stack, dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California, at age 84. He is best known for the role of Eliot Ness on the TV series The Untouchables, and later he hosted the TV series Unsolved Mysteries. He appeared in the films Date with Judy, Fighter Squadron, Bwana Devil, The High and the Mighty, Good Morning Miss Dove, Great Day in the Morning, The Last Voyage, Is Paris Burning?, Airplane!, and Joe Versus the Volcano.

2004–The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.

2011–Country singer, Blake Shelton, marries country singer, Miranda Lambert, at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas.

2012–Agni Air Flight CHT crashes near Jomsom Airport in Jomsom, Nepal, after a failed go-around, killing 15 people.

2012–Mitchell Guist, a cast member of the reality TV show, Swamp People, dies at age 47. He suffered a fall in a boat shortly after it launched into the Belle River in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana.

2013–Brazil becomes the 15th country to legalize same-sex marriage.

2014–Heir to the Danish Throne, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, marries Mary Donaldson.

2015–Bluesman, B.B. King, dies from high blood pressure and diabetes in Las Vegas, Nevada, at age 89. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of Blues." King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing, based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato, that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed. He best known hit is The Thrill is Gone.

2016–A bus crashes on U.S. Route 83 in Texas, about 46 miles north of the city of Laredo, killing eight people and injuring 44 others.

2017–Emmanuel Macron is inaugurated as President of France.

2017–Rapper, Travis Scott, is arrested for allegedly inciting a riot at a concert in Rogers, Arkansas. He encouraged fans to rush the stage while he was performing.

2017–Actor, Powers Booth, dies in his sleep in Los Angeles, California, at age 68. He is best known for his starring role as cult leader, Jim Jones, in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. He appeared in the films The Goodbye Girl, Cruising, Red Dawn, Tombstone, Blue Sky, Nixon, Con Air, and U Turn.

PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM: Pope John XII; Louis XIV; Lewis & Clark; Julian Eltinge; sheet music for The Stars and Stripes Forever; Del Moore; Diane Arbus; Bobby Darin; Herman's Hermits; David Byrne; Buddy Holly; Ferran Adrià; John Lennon and Paul McCartney on the The Tonight Show; Genie the Tailor; Archie Bunker; Hugh Beaumont; Atlantic Records logo; Harry Blackstone, Jr.; Frank Sinatra; Robert Stack; and B.B. King.

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