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Historical Events

1818 - General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida
1922 - Russian-Italian trade agreement signed
1928 - Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again
1964 - Beatles' 3rd appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1981 - Hostage situation ends at Central Bank in Barcelona, Spain
1988 - Porntip Nakhirunkanok, 19, of Thailand, crowned 37th Miss Universe

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Famous Birthdays

1753 - Oliver Cromwell, decorated African American soldier who served with Washington in US War of Independence, born in Burlington, New Jersey
1858 - Johan Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist (Green Amsterdammer), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1940)
1885 - Susan Sutherland Isaacs, English educational psychologist and psychoanalyst, born in Turton, Lancashire (d. 1948).
1939 - Gert Schutte, Dutch politician (GPV)
1963 - Horace Holden Jr, slalom double canoe (Olympic 11th 1996), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1963 - Ivan Capelli, Italian racing driver

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Famous Deaths

1833 - John Randolph [of Roanoke], American planter, Congressman (Virginia) and Minister to Russia, dies of tuberculosis at 59
1949 - Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873)
1974 - Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75
1991 - Gene Clark, folk-rocker (Byrds-Tambourine Man), dies at 49
1992 - Joan Sanderson, English actress (Young Wives' Tale, Fawlty Towers), dies at 79
2013 - Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87

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