Texan army under Sam Houston defeated Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), the author of the novel Huckleberry Finn, died at the age of 74.
Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the “Red Baron,” was killed in action today.
Brazil inaugurated its new capital, Brasilia.
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu resigned.
Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. She was later disqualified for cheating.
Timothy McVeigh was arrested in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.
The ashes of Timothy Leary, Gene Roddenberry, and 22 others blasted into space for the first space funerals.
Queen Elizabeth II
English Monarch, 1926-
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