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1533
King Henry VIII of England marries his second wife Anne Boleyn.

1759

Burns Night - Bard of Caledonia, Robert Burns born in Alloway, Scotland.

Some hae meat and canna eat,
and some wad eat that want it,
but we hae meat and we can eat,
and sae the Lord be thankit.
- The Selkirk Grace attributed to Robert Burns

1874
Writer William Somerset Maugham (Of Human Bondage) born in Paris.

1882
Writer Virginia Woolf (Mrs Dalloway) born London.

1890
Journalist Nellie Bly completes her round-the-world journey in 72 days.

1899
Bluesman Sleepy John Estes born in Ripley, Tennessee.

1924

First Winter Olympics open in Chamonix, France.

1934
Bank robber John Dillinger captured in Tucson, Arizona.

1981

Super Bowl XV - Oakland Raiders beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-10 in the Louisiana Superdome.

1987

Super Bowl XXI - New York Giants beat the Denver Broncos 39-20 in the Rosebowl in Pasadena.

1998

Super Bowl XXXII - Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers 31-24 at Qualcomm stadium in San Diego.

2006
Mexican lucha libre wrestler Juana Barraza (The Lady of Silence) is arrested in connection with the serial killing 42 to 48 elderly women.


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