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1469, the Italian philosopher and writer Niccolo Machiavelli is born. A lifelong patriot and diehard proponent of a unified Italy, Machiavelli became one of the fathers of modern political theory.
1802, Washington D-C was incorporated as a city.
1933, Nellie T. Ross became the first female director of theU-S Mint.
1947, Japan’s postwar constitution took effect..
1948, the Supreme Court, in Shelley v. Kraemer,ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks or members of other racial groups were legally unenforceable
1965, Author of the blog â€œPy Korryâ€ was born.
1986, in NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmannedDelta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff,forcing safety officers to destroy it by remote control.
1991, the last episode of Dallas airs.
Pete Seeger is 88â€¦ Actress Ann B.