1533-Pope Clement VII excommunicated England\s King Henry VIII
1798-US Marine Corps was created by an act of Congress
1804-VP Aaron Burr kills Alex Hamilton in a pistol duel near Weehawken
1864-Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash D.C.
1909-Simon Newcomb celestial mechanics authority dies.
1921-Mongolia gains independence from China (National Day).
1934-Pres FDR became 1st pres to travel through Panama Canal
1936-Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan Bronx & Queens opened
1939-Yanks host 7th All Star Game McCarthy starts 6 Yanks AL wins 3-1
1955-New USAF Academy dedicated at Lowry AFB in Colo
1962-1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)
1962-Cosmonaut Micolaev set longevity space flight record-4 days
1974-House Judiciary Committee releases evidence on Watergate inquiry
1974-World Football League plays 1st games.
1977-Medal of Freedom awarded posthumously to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
1979-US Skylab enters atmosphere over Australia & disintegrates.
1980-American hostage Richard I. Queen freed by Iran
1982-Italain soccer team wins 1st World Cup in 44 years
1985-Astros\ Nolan Ryan 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets\ Danny Heep)
1986-Mary Beth Whitehead christens surrogate Baby M Sara.