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1431 - Joan of Arc burned at stake in Rouen France at 19

1527 - U of Marburg (Germany) founded

1778 - French philosopher Voltaire died

1814 - 1st Treaty of Paris - after Napoleon's 1st abdication

1854 - Territories of Kansas & Nebraska created

1894 - Bobby Lowe is 1st to hit 4 HRs in 1 baseball game

1911 - Indianapolis 500 car race run for 1st time

1920 - Joan d'Arc Day

1932 - Yankees dedicate a plaque to Miller Huggins

1933 - Patent on invisible glass installation

1937 - Pitcher Carl Hubbell's 24th consecutive victory

1938 - Yanks sweep Red Sox 10-0 & 5-4 in front of 83 -533 at Yankee Stadium

1953 - 1st major league network baseball game - Cleveland 7 - Chicago 2

1961 - Maris hits his 10th & 11th of 61 HRs

1966 - US launches Surveyor 1 to the Moon

1971 - US Mariner 9 1st satellite to orbit Mars launched

1972 - 3 Jap PFL terrorists kills 24 - wound 72 at Tel Aviv's Lydda airport

1974 - 10th Mayor's Trophy Game - Yanks beat Mets 9-4

1980 - Turner's painting "Juliet & Her Nurse" sells for $6.4 million

1982 - Spain became 16th member of North Atlantic Treaty Org

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