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  On this day in history

Explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Zebulon Pike both met their end today, as did Ralph Waldo Emerson, Hart Crane, Kwame Nkrumah, Carlos Castaneda and 1,547 people on the Mississippi steamboat Sultana which blew up near Memphis. The play "The Marriage of Figaro" opened in Vienna inspiring Mozart to write an opera of it which premiered two years later. The hearing aid was patented. The US Treasury made the first Social Security payments. Britain finally recognized Israel. Simon Bolivar abdicated. The first American woman became a Queen – of Albania. Britain's abortion act was passed into law. Celebrating birthdays: Samuel F. B. Morse, Herbert Spencer, Ulysses S. Grant, Sheena Easton, Anouk Aimee, and Woody the Woodpecker's Walter Lantz.
 
     
 
 
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