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- 1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and is replaced on the throne by her 1-year-old son James VI.
- 1701 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founds the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain, which later becomes the city of Detroit, Michigan.
- 1866 – Tennessee becomes the first U.S. state to be readmitted to the Union following the American Civil War.
- 1901 – Bestselling short story writer O. Henry is released from prison in Columbus, Ohio after serving three years for embezzlement from a bank.
- 1911 – Explorer Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".
- 1935 – The Dust Bowl heat wave reaches its peak, sending temperatures to 109°F (43°C) in Chicago, Illinois and 104°F (40°C) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- 1950 – Cape Canaveral Air Force Station begins operations with the launch of a Bumper Rocket.
- 1969 – Apollo 11, the successful mission that resulted in man’s first walk on the moon, splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.
- 1974 – The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor in the Watergate scandal.
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