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Historical Events

565 - St Columba reports seeing monster in Loch Ness
1454 - Jews are expelled from Brunn Moravia by order of King Ladislaus
1914 - Canada's Finance Act, 1914, receives assent
1945 - Vietnam conflict begins as Ho Chi Minh leads a successful coup
1950 - Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competitor in a US national tennis competition
1986 - "Stand By Me" film based on the novella by Stephen King, directed by Rob Reiner starring Wil Wheaten, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O'Connell is released

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Famous Birthdays

1681 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
1867 - Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
1896 - Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929
1943 - Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist
1956 - Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1981 - Alex Holmes, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1680 - Johann Georg II, Elector of Saxony (1656-80), dies at 67
1818 - Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), dies at 85
1831 - John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
1901 - Gunnar Wennerberg, composer, dies at 83
1914 - Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi Italian religious figure
2016 - Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94

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