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68 - Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad.
1732 - James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future state of Georgia.
1856 - 500 Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west, carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts.
1900 - Birsa Munda, an important figure in the Indian independence movement, dies in British prison under mysterious circumstances.
1930 - Chicago Tribute reporter Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers. It is allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
1934 - Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
1959 - The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first submarine to carry ballistic missiles.
1968 - President Lyndon Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy.
1973 - American racing horse, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.