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This Day In History
Anesthesia is used for the first time, in an operation by the American surgeon Dr. Crawford Long.
Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward.
The Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan and Queens.
The Yonge Street subway line opens in Toronto. It is the first subway in Canada.
STS-3 Mission is completed with the landing of Columbia at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
Francisco Jose de Goya, Spainish painter, etcher, and printmaker (d. 1828)
Robert Bunsen, German chemist (d. 1899)
Anna Sewell, British author (d. 1878)
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (d. 1890)
Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
Turhan Bey, Turkish actor
John Astin, American actor
Eric Clapton, British guitarist
Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor and comedian*
* I shouldn't have told you that.