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Historical Events

1955 - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1960 - Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1967 - Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1996 - NHL Board of Governors approves sale of Winnipeg Jets, officially clearing the way for the team to move to Phoenix, Arizona in time for 1996-97 season
2001 - Cult film "Donnie Darko" written and directed by Richard Kelly, starring Jake Gyllenhaal premieres at the Sundance Film Festival
2013 - The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

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Famous Birthdays

1639 - Noel Alexandre, French theologian/historian
1679 - Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
1813 - Henry Bessemer, engineer/inventor (Bessemer engine)
1947 - Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur, born in Albany, Georgia
1971 - Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV), born in Maastricht, Netherlands
1971 - Jeff Juden, American baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants), born in Salem, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1547 - Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, army commander/poet, beheaded at 29
1865 - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)
1945 - Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
1964 - Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), dies of head injuries in race crash at 41
1980 - William O Douglas, member US Supreme court (1939-75), dies at 81
2013 - Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

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