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1706

Journalist, publisher, author, philanthropist, public servant, scientist, diplomat, and inventor Benjamin Franklin born in Boston.

1851
Painter and illustrator A. B. Frost born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1880
Actor, director, and producer Mack Sennett born in Richmond, Quebec, Canada.
Known as the King of Comedy, Sennett founded the Keystone Studios in Edendale, California in 1912 which produced many silent slapstick comedies.

1899
Gangster Al Capone born in Brooklyn, New York.

1914
Poet William Stafford born in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Mr. Stafford served as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 1970-1971.

1929
Popeye makes his first appearance in the comic strip Thimble Theatre.

1938
Author John Anthony Bellairs born in Marshall, Michigan.

1942
Boxer and conscientious objector Muhammad Ali born in Louisville, Kentucky.

1949
Comedian Andy Kaufman born in New York.

1961
Former Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba is murdered by firing squad.

1971

Super Bowl V - Baltimore Colts beat the Dallas Cowboys 16-13 in the Miami Orange Bowl.

1977
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.

1998
The Drudge Report breaks the story of the Lewinsky affair


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