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1824
British poet George Gordon Byron dies at age 36 of ‘malarial fever’ Missolonghi, Greece.
His heart and lungs are buried in Greece, his body in England.

1903
Leader of the Untouchables, Eliot Ness, born in Chicago.

1927
Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.

1933

Actress Jayne Mansfield born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

1990
Writer and poet Richard Hughes (A High Wind in Jamaica) born Weybridge, Surrey, England.

1993
More than 80 Branch Davidians burn to death in Waco, Texas as the FBI stages a disastrous final assault on their compound.

1995
Timothy McVeigh detonates a truck bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma killing 168.

2005

Pope Benedict XVI is elected 265th Roman Catholic pope.


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