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Event XEvent Y
'Anne of Green Gables' is published.'The House of the Seven Gables' is published.
Indira Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India.Rajiv Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India.
Boston Red Sox collapse and miss the playoff cut on September 28, 2011.Atlanta Braves collapse and miss the playoff cut on September 28, 2011.
The current Dalai Lama is born.Pope Benedict XVI is born.
Nero ascends the Roman throne.Tiberius ascends the Roman throne.
'Full House' premieres.'Roseanne' premieres.
New York Rangers win first Stanley Cup.Boston Bruins win first Stanley Cup.
Attack on USS Cole.Attack on U.S. embassies in Africa.
Thomas Jefferson dies on July 4, 1826.John Adams dies on July 4, 1826.
Tina Fey leaves 'Saturday Night Live'.Amy Poehler leaves 'Saturday Night Live.'
Jackie Robinson dies of heart attack.Roberto Clemente dies in plane crash.
The Battle of Gettysburg begins.The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
Era of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.Era of Ludwig van Beethoven
New Zealand welcomes a new day.Kiribati welcomes a new day.
The area surrounding Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is settled.The area surrounding Detroit, Michigan is settled.
Publication of Thoreau's 'Walden'.Publication of Melville's 'Moby-Dick.'
Event XEvent Y
Founding of Los Angeles, California.End of the Revolutionary War. (U.S.)
'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' premieres.'Sanford and Son' premieres.
Anwar al-Awlaki is killed by U.S. forces.Osama bin Laden is killed by U.S. forces.
Alaskan senator Ted Stevens is born.Musician Ted Stevens is born.
One of the U.S.'s first radio stations, KDKA-AM (Pittsburgh, Pa.) is formed.Another one of the U.S.'s first radio stations, WBZ-AM (Boston, Mass.) is formed.
Rahm Emanuel becomes Mayor of Chicago, Illinois.Rahm Emanuel becomes White House Chief of Staff.
The 2001 movie 'Spirited Away' is released.The 2001 novel 'Life of Pi' is released.
Writer Ray Bradbury passes away. (2012)Writer Wislawa Szymborska passes away. (2012)
Eva Braun passes away.Ewa Braun is born.
Hosni Mubarak is overthrown in Egypt.Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown and killed in Libya.
Australia Day. (January)Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. (January)
Queen Anne ascends the throne.King George III ascends the throne.
Fenway Park opens. (April 1912)The Titanic sinks. (April 1912)
Romeo and Juliet is written by Shakespeare.Cortes invades present-day Mexico City.
The Magna Carta is issued.John Locke publishes 'Two Treatises of Government'.

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