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1678 - American Indians sold the Bronx to Jonas Bronck for 400 beads.

1902 - After the death of Queen Victoria, Edward VII was crowned king of England.

1910 - A.J. Fisher received a patent for the electric washing machine.

1936 - Jesse Owens won his fourth gold medal at the Berlin Olympics. He was the first American to win four medals in one Olympics.

1942 - Mohandas K. Gandhi was arrested Britain. He was not released until 1944.

1945 - The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. The bombing came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. About 74,000 people were killed.

1965 - Singapore proclaimed its independence from the Malaysian Federation.

1996 - Boris Yeltsin was sworn in as president of Russia for the second time.

2001 - In Jerusalem, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated an explosive .

 

2004 - Donald Duck received the 2,257th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

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