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St Dunstan Day
He famously shoed the Devils hoof and pulled his nose.

St Dunstan, as the story goes,
Once pull'd the devil by the nose
With red-hot tongs, which made him roar,
That he was heard three miles or more.

1536
Second wife and queen consort of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, beheaded for adultery.

1802
The Légion d'honneur instituted by First Consul of the French Republic - Napoléon Bonaparte.

1890
Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Tat Thanh) born in central Vietnam.
His pseudonym means The Enlightener, in the English translation of Ho Chi Minh.

1922
The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union founded.
A variation on a theme by the Boy Scouts

1925

Civil rights leader Malcolm X born Omaha, Nebraska.

1935
Lawrence of Arabia (Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence) killed on his motorcycle named Blue Mist.

1945
Musician Pete Townshend (The Who) born in London.

1962

A birthday salute for President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City which includes Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday, Mr President.


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