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1702
King William III of England dies of pneumonia which he had contracted after breaking a collarbone following a fall from his horse that had stumbled in a mole hole.
His sister-in-law became Queen Anne of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

1856
Painter Colin Campbell Cooper born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Cooper was an impressionist painter who did architectural paintings, landmarks, natural landscapes, portraits, florals, and interiors.

1859

Writer Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows) born in Scotland.

1865
Type designer Frederic Goudy born in Bloomington, Illinois.
Goudy designed over 120 typefaces such as Copperplate Gothic and Goudy Old Style.

1931
Author John McPhee born in Princeton, New Jersey.
McPhee has a long association with the The New Yorker magazine where writings originally appeared.

1935
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Hachikõ, a famous Japanese Akita dog, passes away in Õdate, Japan.
He is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner Hidesaburō Ueno.
Hachikõ would dutifully wait every evening at the train station for his owner to return from work.
This continued for over nine years following Ueno's death.

1937
Singer and author Richard Fariña (Been Down So Long Seems Like Up to Me) born in Brooklyn) New York.

1947
Founder of Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart born in Tacoma, Washington.

1966
Nelson's Pillar in Dublin, Ireland, destroyed by a bomb planted to mark the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising.

1971
The Fight of the Century between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.
Frazier won in a 15 round via unanimous decision.

1983
President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire" during a speech.


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