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Historical Events

1950 - Phototransistor invention announced, Murray Hill, New Jersey
1963 - 117th Grand National: 19-year old jockey Pat Buckley aboard 66/1 outsider Ayala wins by 3/4 of a length from Carrickbeg
1985 - 139th Grand National: Welsh jockey Hywel Davies aboard 11-year old 50/1 outsider Last Suspect wins by 1½ lengths from Mr. Snugfit
1996 - Lara hits 146 cricket not out in ODI vs NZ at Port-Of-Spain
2000 - Richard Branson is knighted by Charles, Prince of Wales for "services to entrepreneurship" at Buckingham Palace, London
2017 - Venezuela Supreme Court takes over legislative powers of the National Assembly, opposition calls it a coup

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Famous Birthdays

1820 - Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)
1905 - Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), born in Clayton, West Riding of Yorkshire (d. 1992)
1925 - John Wells, British politician (C)
1937 - J S Jennings, CEO (Shell Transport and Trading Co)
1948 - Jim Dandy Mangrum, American vocalist (Black Oak Arkansas), born in Benton Harbour, Michigan
1966 - Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author

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Famous Deaths

1896 - Charilaos Trikoupis, Greek politician (Prime Minister of Greece for 7 times from 1875-1895), dies at 63
1959 - Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
1978 - Harold Gimblett, cricketer (Batted in 3 Tests for England), suicide
1993 - Richard Diebenkorn, American painter (Ocean Park Paintings), dies at 70
2004 - Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), dies at 63
2010 - Martin Sandberger, German military officer (b. 1911)

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