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Dutch-born German spy/dancer/courtesan Mata Hari born in Leeuwarden, Holland.
Actress Billie Burke (best known as Glinda the Good Witch of the North in The Wizard of Oz) born in Washington DC.
Alice Huyler Ramsey and three friends become the first women to complete a transcontinental auto trip from New York to San Francisco.
It took them 59 days in their green Maxwell 30.
Director and screenwriter Nicholas Ray born in Galesville, Wisconsin.
Legendary jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke dies at the age of 28 of an alcoholic seizure.
Radio host, writer Garrison Keillor born in Anoka, Minnesota.
Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, lands on reef Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 7,000 kilometer journey across the Pacific Ocean.
Philippe Petit walks a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.