This was 54th day of the year and 311 days remained in the year.
John Keats, English Romantic poet, died.
The Tootsie Roll was introduced by Leo Hirshfield.
U.S. Marines raised the American flag on Iwo Jima.
Scottish scientists announced the successful cloning of a sheep, Dolly.
The Obama Administration determines that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.
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