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Historical Events

1911 - Zapata proclaims Plan of Ayala Mexico
1944 - 400 Rotterdammers attack coal warehouse
1956 - Shirley Strickland de la Hunty of Australia retains her 80m hurdles Olympic title in OR 10.7s beating German Gisela Birkemeyer by just 0.2s at the Melbourne Games
1956 - Soviet runner Vladimir Kuts wraps up the Olympic middle distance double by winning the 5,000m gold medal at the Melbourne Games; runs Olympic records in both 5k and 10,000m events
1963 - The Beatles "She Loves You" unusually, returns to #1 in UK record chart and reaches 1 million copies sold
1989 - Rickey Henderson signs record $3,000,000 per year Oak A's contract

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Famous Birthdays

1805 - John Stephens, American explorer and archaeologist (pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America), born in Shrewsbury, New Jersey (d. 1852)
1904 - James Eastland, American politician (Sen-D-Miss 1943-68), born in Doddsville, Mississippi (d. 1986)
1925 - József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (d. 1978)
1929 - Berry Gordy, record company owner (Motown), born in Detroit, Michigan
1942 - Manolo Blahnik, Santa Cruz de La Palma Spain, shoe designer
1966 - Sam Seder, American comedian

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Famous Deaths

741 - Syrian Catholic Pope Saint Gregory III
1058 - Kazimierz I Restaurator, duke of Poland (1034-58), dies
1574 - Georg Major, German Protestant theologian, dies at 72
1954 - Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53
1971 - Grantley Herbert Adams, Premier of Barbados (1953-58) and Prime Minister of the West Indies Federation (1958-62), dies at 73
1994 - Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party) and businessman, dies at 56

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