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Historical Events

1578 - Battle of Alcazarquivir, Moroccans defeat Portuguese, 10,000 killed
1789 - French Revolution: The National Constituent Assembly meets and issues the first decrees that abolish centuries of feudalism in France
1907 - Tour de France: Lucien Petit-Breton of France beats countryman Gustave Garrigou to win first of 2 Tour victories
1942 - Colonel general Jeremenko arrives in Stalingrad and welcomed by Nikita Khrushchev
1944 - British 8th Army reaches suburbs of Florence, Italy
1968 - WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting

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Famous Birthdays

1873 - Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), born in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba (d. 1953)
1884 - Henri Cornet, French cyclist who won the second Tour de France, born in Desvres, France (d. 1941)
1958 - Phil Scott, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2017-), born in Barre, Vermont
1960 - Bernard Rose, English director
1974 - Keenan Milton, Professional Skater
1985 - Mark Milligan, Australian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1265 - Simon de Montfort the younger, English Earl of Leicester, dies in battle
1639 - Juan R Alarcon y Mendoza, Mexican/Spanish playwright, dies at 58
1718 - René Lepage de Ste-Claire, lord-founder of the town of Rimouski, in New France, dies at 62
1984 - Edmond Ryan, actor (Human Monster), dies at 79 of a heart attack
1993 - Bernard Barrow, American actor (Ryan's Hope, Louie Slavinsky-Loving), dies at 65
2009 - Blake Snyder, American screenwriter (b. 1957)

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