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Historical Events

1066 - Battle of Fulford, Yorkshire: Harald III Hardrada of Norway defeats Northern Saxon Earls Edwin and Morcar
1848 - The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.
1876 - Ottawa Football Club forms
1926 - Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails
1987 - "Big River" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1005 performances
2005 - Model Kate Moss is dropped by clothing chain HandM after allegations of drug taking

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Famous Birthdays

1653 - Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
1873 - Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (winner of the 1st Grand Prix motor racing), born in Szeghalom, Hungary (d. 1944)
1883 - Johannes Gerard van Dillen, Dutch economic historian (Of Wealth and Oligarchists), born in Amsterdam (d. 1969)
1902 - Cesare Zavattini, Italian screenwriter (Ladri di Biciclette), born in Luzzara, Italy (d. 1989)
1943 - Roek Williams [Willemze], Dutch singer (Roek Williams and The Fighting Cats), born in Amsterdam
1956 - Debi Morgan, American actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina

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Famous Deaths

1703 - Archibald Campbell, 1st Duke of Argyll, Scottish privy councillor, dies at 52
1956 - Theo Frenkel, Dutch actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies at 85
1987 - Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
1996 - Max Manus, Norwegian resistance fighter and author who specialized in sabotage during World War II, dies at 81
2003 - Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), dies a 80
2011 - Robert Whitaker, British photographer whose work was used on Beatles and Cream album covers, dies at 71

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