Pop music diva Britney Spears marries dancer Kevin Federline in a private ceremony in Studio City, California.
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||Hollywood divorce lawyer Marvin Mitchelson dies of cancer in Los Angeles at age 76.|
||The world's largest media company changes its name to Time Warner, Inc., removing the "AOL" that had prefixed it since January 2000. The company also changes its stock market ticker symbol from "AOL" to "TWX."|
||Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa becomes the first major league baseball player in history to bat 60 home runs each in two seasons.|
Former US vice president Spiro T. Agnew (1969-73) dies in a Maryland hospital at age 77.
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||Liechtenstein is admitted to the United Nations.|
||Atlanta is named host city for the 1996 Summer Olympics.
||Saint Lucia joins the United Nations.|
||Patty Hearst, the newspaper heiress kidnapped by the SLA in early 1974, is captured by the FBI.|
||Germany and the Bahamas are admitted to the United Nations.|
Guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix dies from a mixture of sleeping pills and alcohol, at age 27.
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||The comedy series I Dream of Jeannie, starring Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman, begins on NBC TV. |
||The spy spoof series Get Smart, starring Don Adams and Barbara Feldon, begins its run on NBC TV. The show would move to CBS four years later.|
||The macabre comedy series The Addams Family, starring John Astin and Carolyn Jones, debuts on ABC TV.|
||Burundi, Jamaica, Rwanda, and Trinidad and Tobago join the United Nations.|
||UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold dies in a plane crash in Rhodesia.|
||The Ed Sullivan Show debuts on CBS-TV.|
||The US Air Force is separated from the Army, by the powers of the National Security Act.|
||William S. Paley buys 16 radio stations to start the CBS network.|
||King Charles XV of Sweden dies.|
||The New York Times newspaper begins publication. |
||Chile declares its independence from Spain.|
President George Washington sets the cornerstone in place for the US Capitol.
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||The New Hampshire colony splits from Massachusetts.|