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69 BC - Battle of Tigranocerta, forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
1683 AD - William Penn brings 13 German immigrant families to the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America.
1884 - The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
1889 - Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
1927 - The opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
1945 - Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat, are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the World Series.
1979 - Pope John Paul II, becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
2007 - Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, traveling over 46,505 miles (74,842 km).