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Birthday of Superman.

1504
Christopher Columbus uses trickological knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to shock and awe Native Americans to provide him with supplies.

1908
French painter Balthus born in Paris, France.

Author Dee Brown (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) born in Alberta, Louisiana.

Former sheriff and killer of Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett is shot and killed in an argument over grazing goats on the road to Las Cruces.

1916
Singer Dinah Shore born in Winchester, Tennessee.

1920
Poet Howard Nemerov born in New York.

1928
Burlesque star Tempest Storm née Annnie Banks born in Eastman, Georgia.

1936
Baby Snooks, played by Fanny Brice, debuts on the radio program The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air.

1940
For her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind, Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.


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