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1689
William III and Mary II are crowned joint sovereigns of Great Britain.

1727
Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV 244b preieres at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig

1890

John Merrick, the Elephant Man, dies.

1906
Comic strip artist Dale Messick (Brenda Starr) born in South Bend, Indiana.

1913
Fashion designer Oleg Cassini born in Paris, France.

1934
Poet Mark Strand born in Summerside, Canada.

1951
President Harry Truman fires General of the Army Douglas MacArthur from his command in Korea.

The Stone of Scone which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey.
It had been taken in 1950 by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

1961
Bob Dylan makes his New York City stage debut at Gerde's Folk City, a small Greenwich Village club, opening for bluesman John Lee Hooker.

1970

Apollo 13 mission to the moon is launched.

1976
The Apple I computer is released.


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