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1769

Napoleon Bonaparte born in Ajaccio, Corsica.

1771
Writer, poet Sir Walter Scott born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

1785
English author Thomas De Quincey (Confessions of an English Opium-Eater) born in Manchester, England.

1888
Adventurer T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, North Wales.

1912
Author, chef and TV personality, Julia Child (The French Chef) born in Pasadena, California.

1914
A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of Wrights's Wisconsin home, Taliesin.
He then murders seven people including Wright's mistress Mamah Borthwick.

1925
Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson born in Montreal, Canada.

1928
Film director Nicolas Roeg (The Man Who Fell to Earth) born in London, England.

1935
Will Rogers and Wiley Post are killed when their aircraft crashed on takeoff in Point Barrow, Alaska.

1939

The Wizard of Oz premiers at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood.

1965
Beatles Shea Stadium concert takes place.

1967

Picasso's gift sculpture to Chicago unveiled and dedicated in Daley Plaza.

1969
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens for three days on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York.


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