1581 Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford
1655 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
1949 North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) treaty signed in Washington DC
1968 US civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee
1975 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
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