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1471

German artist Albrecht Dürer born in Nuremberg, Germany.

King Henry VI of England dies reportedly from melancholia on hearing news of the Battle of Tewkesbury.

1688
Poet Alexander Pope (The Rape of the Lock) born London.

1790
Paris was divided into 20 zones called arrondissements.

1804
The Corps of Discovery departs from St. Charles, Missouri on what is known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

1844

French painter Henri Rousseau (The Dream) born Laval, France.

1871
Beginning of suppression of the Paris Commune - 'Semaine Sanglante'(Bloody Week).

1904
Jazzster Fats Waller born in New York.
His hands were so large that he could span 13 keys on the piano.

1908
Actor Jimmy Stewart born in Indiana, Pennsylvania.

2017
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes after 146 years in business.

1924
College students Leopold & Loeb murder fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks.

1927
Charles Lindbergh completes his flight from New York to Paris.

1942
Mathematician, anarchist and serial murderer Ted Kaczynski (Unabomber) born in Chicago, Illinois.

1946
Physicist Louis Slotin is fatally irradiated during an experiment with the Demon core at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1972
Hungarian geologist Laszlo Toth, claiming to be the resurrected Jesus Christ, takes a hammer to Michelangelo's Pieta in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

1991
Former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi is assassinated by a member of the Tamil Tigers.
He was handed a bouquet of flowers with a bomb in it.


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