Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X.
George Washington defeated Cornwallis's forces at the Battle of Princeton.
Britain seized control of the Falkland Islands.
Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began.
The New York Yankees acquired Babe Ruth and so began the "curse of the Bambino" that haunted the Boston Red Sox until 2004.
Congressional proceedings were televised for the first time.
Sir Edmund Hillary reached the South Pole overland.
Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro.
Jack Ruby, the man who shot John Kennedy's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, died.
Aretha Franklin became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces.
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