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This Day In History
The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
Congress passed an act calling for establishment of a library within the US Capitol1905
The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.62135 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa
Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km).
The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US, strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph.
Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.1988
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway. It would go on to become the longest-running Broadway show.
Marc Mitscher, American admiral (d. 1947)
Bessie Coleman, American pioneer aviator (d. 1926)
Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (d. 1987)
Philip José Farmer, American writer (d. 2009)
Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
Gene Siskel, American film critic (d. 1999)
Andrew Ridgeley, English musician