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1564

Elizabethan poet, dramatist Christopher Marlowe (Doctor Faustus) baptised in Canterbury, England.

1791
English mathematician and engineer Charles Babbage born in London, EngLand.
He is best known for developing the idea of the programmable computer.

1802
Poet/playwright/novelist Victor Hugo born in Besancon, France.

1815
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile Elba to begin his second conquest of France.

1829
Fashion designer and founder of Levi Strauss & Co, Levi Strauss born in Buttenheim, Germany.

1846

William Buffalo Bill Cody born in Davenport, Iowa

Buffalo Bill's
defunct
who used to
ride a watersmooth-silver
stallion
and break onetwothreefourfive pigeonsjustlikethat
Jesus
he was a handsome man
and what i want to know is
how do you like your blueeyed boy
Mister Death
- ee cummings

1877
Cartoonist Rudolph Dirks (Katzenjammer Kids) born in Heide, Germany.

1887
Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander born in Elba, Nebraska.

1893
Founder the Nation of Islam Wallace Fard Muhammad, American religious leader, founded the Nation of Islam (disappeared 1934)

1908
Cartoonist Tex Avery (Red Hot Riding Hood) born in Taylor, Texas.

1916
Comedian Jackie Gleason born in Brooklyn, New York.

1917

The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record - Livery Stable Blues and Dixie Jass Band One Step, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

1919
The Grand Canyon National Park established.

1920
The first German Expressionist film and early horror movie, Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, premiéres in Berlin.

Actor Tony Randall (7 Faces of Dr. Lao) born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

1928
Singer Fats Domino born in New Orleans.

1932
Singer Johnny Cash born in Kingsland, Arkansas.

1943
Rocker Bob Bear Hite (Canned Heat) is born in Torrance, CA.

1946
Scandinavian observers report the first of what will be many thousands of sightings of ghost rockets.
They possibly originated from the former German rocket facility at Peenemünde, and were long-range tests by the Soviets of captured German V-1 or V-2 missiles.

1970
National Public Radio founded.

1993
A terrorist bomb explodes in a parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City.


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