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Kalevala Day
Celebration of the publication of the Kalevala - a work of epic poetry based on the folklore and mythology of Finland.

1893
Screenwriter Ben Hecht (Some Like It Hot) born in New York.

1895
French author, playwright and director Marcel Pagnol (Jean de Florette) born in Aubagne, France.

1907
Cartoonist Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon) born in Hillsboro, Ohio.

1915

Actor and comedian Zero Mostel ( Max Bialystok in "The Producers") born in Brooklyn, New York.

1929
Architect Frank Gehry born in Toronto, Canada.

1941
Alice Brock of "Alice's Restaurant" fame born.

1942
Musician Brian Jones (founding member of The Rolling Stones) born in Cheltenham, England.

1953
Francis Crick informally announces that he and James Watson had determined the chemical structure of DNA. Crick had walked into the Eagle Pub in Cambridge, England and announced "We have found the secret of life".

1973

Thomas Pynchon's third novel, Gravity's Rainbow, is published.

1993
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms stages an armed raid against the Branch Davidian community outside Waco, Texas, with a warrant to arrest cult leader David Koresh on federal firearms violations.

2013

Pope Benedict XVI resigns as the pope of the Catholic Church.



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