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  • Battle of Flamborough Head

    USS Bonhomme Richard, captained by John Paul Jones, defeats the HMS Serapis at the Battle of Flamborough Head off the coast of Britain. Jones' crew captures the Serapis as the Bonhomme Richard sinks. 

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  • Lincoln Center opens

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts opens with a performance in Philharmonic Hall.

  • State Department ends American occupation of Dominican Republic

    Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes signs the Hughes-Reynado agreement, formally ending the American occupation of the Dominican Republic.

  • Captain John André arrested

    British Captain John André arrested as a spy in New York. His arrest would expose General Benedict Arnold's plot to turn West Point over to the British.

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  • Ray Charles

    American music icon Ray Charles is born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Georgia.