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This Day In History
Robert II becomes King of Scotland, beginning the Stuart dynasty.
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.
The Pennsylvania State University is founded in State College, Pennsylvania (as the Farmers' High School of Pennsylvania)
In Utica, New York, Frank Woolworth opens the first of many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores.
In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey team 4-3.
The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.
In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
Ladislaus Posthumus of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1457)
George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
Rembrandt Peale, American artist (d. 1860)
Robert Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (d. 1941)
Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guides (d. 1977)
Edna St. Vincent Millay, American poet (d. 1950)
Edward Gorey, American author and illustrator (d. 2000)
Julius "Dr. J" Erving, American basketball player
Lea Salonga, Filipina actress and singer
Drew Barrymore, American actress