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.
1858: Rudolf Diesel, the German mechanical engineer and inventor of the engine that bears his name, is born in Paris, France.
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