Britain repeals the Stamp Act, Lord Stanley announces plans for a hockey cup, a cosmonaut goes for the first space walk, and OPEC ends its oil embargo against the United States, all on this day.
1845: John Chapman, better known as "Johnny Appleseed," dies in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 70. The environmentalist and pioneer became an American legend while he was still alive, introducing apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois.
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