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Historical Events

1899 - 33rd Belmont: R Clawson aboard Jean Beraud wins in 2:23
1953 - 1st non-commercial educational television station-Houston, Texas
1967 - 12th European Cup: Celtic beats Internazionale 2-1 at Lisbon
1983 - "Return of the Jedi" (Star Wars part VI), produced by George Lucas first released
1985 - Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
1997 - David Frost wins Golf's Colonial Final in Fort Worth Texas

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Famous Birthdays

1661 - Claude Buffier, French philosopher and historian (d. 1737)
1846 - Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer(d. 1900)
1880 - Jean Alexandre Barré, French neurologist who helped identify the Guillain-Barré-Strohl syndrome, born in Nantes, France (d. 1967)
1939 - Sir Ian McKellen, English film and theatre actor ( Lord of the Rings, X-Men), born in Burnley Lancashire
1945 - Dave Lee Travis [David Griffin], British DJ and presenter (Top of the Pops], convicted of indecent assault, born in Buxton, Derbyshire
1976 - Ethan Suplee, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1912 - Austin Lane Crothers, American politician (b. 1860)
1958 - Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
1971 - Terence De Marney, actor (Case Thomas-Johnny Ringo), dies at 62
1986 - Chester Bowles, US senator/ambassador, dies at 85
2006 - Desmond Dekker, Jamaican ska musician (b. 1941)
2008 - J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)

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