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Historical Events

1495 - Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League
1777 - British General Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
1903 - George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of San Francisco
1980 - Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history
1987 - Pakistan cricket all-rounder Imran Khan reaches 300th Test wicket milestone, during 3rd Test vs England at Leeds
1987 - 1st of 3 massacres by Sikh extremists takes place in India

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Famous Birthdays

1911 - Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
1923 - Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
1930 - Fran├žoise Mallet-Joris, Belgian writer (Signs and Wonders), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 2016)
1951 - Geoffrey Rush, Australian actor (Shakespeare in Love, The King's Speech), born in Toowoomba, Queensland
1961 - Benita Fitzgerald-Brown, American 100m hurdler (Olympic gold 1984), born in Warrenton, Virginia
1986 - Derrick Williams, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1480 - Antonio Squarcialupi, Italian composer and organist, dies at 64
1902 - Leopoldo Miguez, Brazilian composer, dies at 51
1954 - Dirk Verbeek, Dutch actor and director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
1970 - Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
1992 - Edgardo Pallero, Argentina producer (Los hijos de fierro), dies
2004 - Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)

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