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St Hubert's Day - in honor of the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers.

1534
King Henry VIII is made head of the Anglican Church, taking over for the pope and the Roman Catholic Church.

1718
British politician, inventor, explorer, John Montague (4th Earl of Sandwich), born.
Supposedly, the sandwich is named for him because he often spent excessive amounts of time gambling and he didn't want to get up from the gambling table, so he told his servants to bring him meat sandwiched in between two slices of bread.

1794
Poet William Cullen Bryant (Thanatopis) born in Cummington, Massachusetts.

1852
122nd Emperor of Japan, Emperor Meiji born in Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Kyoto, Yamashiro Province, Japan.

1883
Black Bart the PO8 gets away with his last stagecoach robbery.

1901
Author/statesman André Malraux (Man's Fate) born in Paris.

1918
Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller born in Van Meter, Iowa.

1933
Actor Jeremy Brett (Sherlock Holmes) born in Berkswell, Warwickshire, England.

1949
Editor and journalist Anna Wintour (Vogue) born in Hampstead, London, England.

1956

The Wizard of Oz is shown on TV for the first time.

1954
Japanese film Godzilla released to universal acclaim.

Artist Henri Matisse dies in Nice, France.

1957
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with the first animal to enter orbit, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow named Laika.

Psychotherapist and author and invenor Wilhelm Reich dies in the United States Penitentiary, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.


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