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Feast day of St Catherine of Alexandria

1914

Baseball great Joe Dimaggio, born in Martinez, California.

1924
Saxophonist and composer Paul Desmond born in San Francisco.

1955
Rosa Parks, a black seamstress from Alabama, refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in the segregated south.
This event is considered to be the beginning of the Civil Rights movement.

1970
Japanese playwright and novelist Yukio Mishima commits ritual seppuku (self disembowlment) after an aborted coup.


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