Journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, public servant, scientist, diplomat, and inventor Benjamin Franklin born in Boston.
Gangster Al Capone born in Brooklyn, New York.
Popeye makes his first appearance in the comic strip Thimble Theatre.
Boxer and conscientious objector Muhammad Ali born in Louisville, Kentucky.
Comedian Andy Kaufman born in New York.
Singer-songwriter Steve Earle born in Hampton, Virginia.
Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered by firing squad.
Super Bowl V - Colts beat the Cowboys 16-13 in the Miami Orange Bowl.
Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah.
He became the first person executed in the United States after a ten year moratorium.
The Drudge Report breaks the story of the Lewinsky affair
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French Republican Calendar
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