1723, Adam Smith, economist
1883, John Maynard Keynes, another
1900, Dennis Gabor, inventor of holography (3D laser photography.)
1934, Bill Moyers
1967, Matt Bullard, Houston Rockets forward, #50.
1971, Mark Wahlberg, actor, model, rap artist.
1783, Joseph & Jacques Montgolifier demonstrate their hot-air balloon in a 10 minute flight.
1833, Ada Lovelace (future first computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage.
1849, Denmark becomes a constitutional monarchy.
1875, Formal opening of the Pacific Stock Exchange.
1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated nor serve if elected."
1933, U.S. abandons Gold standard.
1940, Battle of France begun.
1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gives speech at Harvard oulining what became "The Marshall Plan".
1967, War erupted in the Middleeast with Israel.
1975, Egypt re-opens Suez Canal to international shipping 8 years after closing it because of the 1967 war with Israel.
1986, Ronald W. Pelton is convicted of selling secrets to the Soviet Union. He received 3 life terms plus 10 years.
1993, Mariah Carey marries Tommy Mottoler.
2004, President Ronald Reagan died in his California home at age 93.
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