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HISTORICAL EVENTS:

  • 1538 – Bogota, Columbia is founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada
  • 1776 – 60 ‘proof sheets’ of the Constition of the United States are delivered to the Continental Congress
  • 1806 – Francis II, the last Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1890 – At Auburn Prison in NY, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person executed by electric chair
  • 1909 – Alice Ramsay and 3 friends are the first women to complete a transcontinental automobile trip
  • 1912 – Bull Moose Party convenes in Chicago
  • 1923 – Henry Sullivan swims the English Channel
  • 1926 – Henry Houdini performs his greatest trick, sealed underwater for 91 minutes
  • 1945 – Hiroshima is devastated by atomic bomb “Little Boy”

FAMOUS BIRTHS:

  •  Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poet) – 1809
  • Alexander Fleming (scientist) – 1881
  • Louella Parsons (gossip hag) – 1881
  • Dutch Schultz (bootlegger) – 1902
  • Lucille Ball (comedienne) – 1911
  • Robert Mitchum (actor) – 1917
  • Andy Warhol (artist) – 1928
  • Piers Anthony (English writer) – 1934
  • Michelle Yeoh (Chinese actress) – 1962
  • Elliot Smith (musician) – 1969
  • M Night Shaymalan (director ) -1970
  • Geri Halliwell (Spice Girl) – 1972
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) -1976
  • Adrianne Curry (Brady Snatcher) – 1982
  • Jon Benet Ramsay (murdered child model*) -1990

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