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1809
Composer, pianist and organist Felix Mendelssohn born in the independent city-state of Hamburg, in present day Germany.

1874
Writer Gertrude Stein is born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.

1904
Gangster Pretty Boy Floyd is born in Adairsville, Georgia.

1931
The legislature of the State of Arkansas passed a resolution asking people to pray for H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore columnist who had singled out the state as the center of cultural moronia.

1938
Character actor Victor Buono (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) born in San Diego, California.

1959
Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, & Richie Valens are killed in plane crash near Mason City, Iowa.
According to Don McLean this was the day the music died in the song American Pie.

1961
Bob Dylan made his first recording, taping San Francisco Bay Blues in New York.

1967
Jimi Hendrix records Purple Haze.

2002

Super Bowl XXXVI - The New England Patriots beat the St Louis Rams 20 to 17 in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.

2013

Super Bowl XLVII - The Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49er's 34 to 31 in at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, La.

2019

Super Bowl LIII - The New England Patriots beat the Los Angeles Rams 13 to 3 in yhe Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia


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