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1227

Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.

1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.

1894

Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

1920

When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the three-quarters of the states necessary was achieved and American women got the right to vote.

1936

Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War .

1958

Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.

1963

James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

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