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1775
The Spanish create what is now Tucson, Arizona when they establish the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson.

1833
Twenty-Third Presidnt of the US, Benjamin Harrison born North Bend, Ohio.

1881
Poet Edgar Guest born in Birmingham, England.

1882
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture performed for the first time in Moscow.

189o

Author and poet H. P. Lovecraft (The Call of Cthulhu) born in Providence, Rhode Island.

1910
Architect and furniture designer Eero Saarinen born in Kirkkonummi, Grand Duchy of Finland.
He famously designed the Gateway Arch in St Louis.

1918
Novelist Jacqueline Susann (Valley of the Dolls) born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1923
Country singer 'Gentleman' Jim Reeves born in Galaway, Texas.

1940
Soviet leader Leon Trotsky was wounded by Ramon Mercader with an ice pick to the brain in Mexico. He died the next day.

1969

Frank Zappa disbands the Mothers of Invention.


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