John F. Kennedy's burial site in Arlington National Cemetery.
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Today in History in 1794 Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin; in 1950 the FBI started the 10 Most Wanted Fugitives program; and in 1967 JFK’s body was moved from a temporary grave to a permanent memorial.
1590 - Battle of Ivry: French King Henri IV beats Catholic League during French Wars of Religion
1794 - Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin machine revolutionizing cotton industry in the southern US states
1885 - Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera "Mikado" premieres in London
1900 - Hugo de Vries rediscovers Mendel's laws of genetics
1903 - 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida.
1913 - John D. Rockefeller gives $100 million to Rockefeller Foundation
1943 - World War II - The Kraków Ghetto is 'liquidated'.
1950 - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
1958 - South Africa government prohibits the African National Congress
1964 - Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder
1967 - JFK's body moved from temporary grave to a permanent memorial
1980 - Polish airliner crash kills all 87 aboard (22 are US amateur boxers)
2013 - Xi Jinping is named as the new President of the People's Republic of China
1804 - Johann Strauss, the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March) (d. 1849)
1820 - Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia (1849-61)/Italy (1861-78)