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– Sa­muel John­son’s A Dic­tio­nary of the English Lan­guage is pub­lished in Lon­don.

– Pres­i­dent Abra­ham Lin­coln calls for 75,000 Vol­un­teers to quell the in­sur­rec­tion that soon be­came the Amer­i­can Civil War

– Abra­ham Lin­coln dies af­ter be­ing shot the pre­vi­ous evening by ac­tor John Wilkes Booth.

– In­sulin be­comes gen­er­ally avail­able for use by people with di­a­betes.

– Rand McNally pub­lishes its first road at­las.

– The Great Mis­sis­sippi Flood of 1927, the most de­struc­tive river flood in U.S. his­tory, be­gins.

– First day of the Arab re­volt in Manda­tory Pales­tine.

– The maiden flight of the B-52 Strato­fortress

– McDon­ald’s restau­rant dates its found­ing to the open­ing of a fran­chised restau­rant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, Illi­nois

– The first Ford Mus­tang rolls off the show room floor, two days be­fore it is set to go on sale na­tion­wide.

– The EC-121 shoot­down in­ci­dent: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy air­craft over the Sea of Ja­pan, killing all 31 on board.

– Dur­ing the Cam­bo­dian Civil War, mas­sacres of the Viet­namese mi­nor­ity re­sults in 800 bod­ies flow­ing down the Mekong River into South Viet­nam.

– The in­au­gu­ral World Youth Day is held in St. Peter’s Square, Vat­i­can City.

– The United States launches Oper­a­tion El Do­rado Canyon, its bomb­ing raids against Libyan tar­gets in re­sponse to a bomb­ing in West Ger­many that killed two U.S. ser­vice­men.

– Hills­bor­ough dis­as­ter: A hu­man crush oc­curs at Hills­bor­ough Sta­dium, home of Sh­effield Wed­nes­day, in the FA Cup Semi-fi­nal, re­sult­ing in the deaths of 96 Liver­pool fans.

– Upon Hu Yaobang’s death, the Tianan­men Square protests of 1989 be­gin in the People’s Repub­lic of China.

– Two bombs ex­plode near the fin­ish line at the Bos­ton Marathon in Bos­ton, Mas­sachusetts, killing 3 people and in­jur­ing 264 oth­ers.

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