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1536: Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest; she is condemned to death.
1567: Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, her third husband.
1718: James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun.
1730: Robert Walpole effectively became the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1867: Canadian Bank of Commerce opens for business in Toronto.
1869: In New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association.
1905: Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off.
1919: The Winnipeg general strike begins. By 11:00, almost the whole working population of Winnipeg had walked off the job.
1928: Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, "Plane Crazy".
1940: McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California.
1970: President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army generals.


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