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Historical Events

1908 - French brothers Amadee and Jean Bouyssonie discover the fossil remains of a nearly complete 60,000 year-old Neanderthal man 'Old man of La Chappelle' at La Chappelle-aux-Saints, France
1914 - Belgium rejects demand to allow free crossing for German Army leading to their invasion hours later
1957 - British offensive against imam Galeb Ben Ali of Oman
1966 - South African government bans Beatle records
1970 - Hurricane "Celia" becomes most expensive Gulf storm in history
1974 - "Little Night Music" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 601 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1855 - Joe Hunter, English cricket wicket-keeper (5 Tests, 11 dismissals; Yorkshire CCC), born in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1891)
1887 - Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (Lithuania, The Soldier), born in Rugby, England (d. 1915)
1902 - Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi, born in Berlin, German Empire (d. 1944)
1929 - Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
1940 - Lance Alworth, American NFL hall of famer (Charger, Cowboys), born in Houston, Texas
1984 - Sunil Chetri, Indian footballer (Bengaluru FC), born in Secunderabad, India

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Famous Deaths

1604 - Bernardino de Mendoza, Spanish military commander
1823 - Jacob Abraham de Mist, Dutch statesman, dies at 74
1973 - Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)
1990 - Florida Edwards, dies of pneumonia at 79
2006 - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Austro-British soprano (Der Rosenkavalier), dies at 90
2017 - Theodore "Ted" Stanley, American anesthesiologist and medical entrepreneur (created the fentanyl lollipop), dies at 77

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