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1605
A plot to blow up English Parliament is detected and its leader, Guy Fawkes, is captured.

1718
Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, brought forth into this scurvy and disastrous world of ours according to Laurence Sterne.

1885
Historian Will Durant (The Story of Civilization) born in North Adams, Massachusetts.

1905
Actor Joel McCrea (Ride the High Country) born in South Pasadena, California.

1912
King of the Cowboys, Roy Rogers born in Cincinnati, Ohio.

1913

Actress Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind) born in Darjeeling, India.

1925
Secret agent Sidney Reilly, the first master spy of the 20th century, is executed by Soviet the secret police.

1935
The board game Monopoly is introduced by Parker Brothers Company.

1941
Singer Art Garfunkel (Simon and Garfunkel) born in Forest Hills, New York.

1943
Playwright Sam Shepard born in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

1946
Singer sowgwriter Gram Parsons (The Flying Burrito Brothers) born in Winter Haven, Florida.

1979
Iranian clerictator, Ayatollah Khomeini, pronounces the US is The Great Satan.


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