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Historical Events

1918 - "Tarzan of the Apes", 1st Tarzan film, premieres at Broadway Theater
1927 - Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Gerald Patterson wins his only home title; beats countryman John Hawkes 3-6, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16, 6-3
1958 - Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Ashley Cooper wins 2nd straight Australian title; beats fellow Australian Malcolm Anderson 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
1971 - Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
1971 - The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
1992 - Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) and Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

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Famous Birthdays

1720 - Samuel Foote, British actor, dramatist and theatre manager (Mirror), born in Truro, Cornwall (d. 1777)
1775 - Friedrich von Schelling, German philosopher (Views on Christianity), born in Leonberg, Württemberg, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1854)
1869 - Will Marion Cook, composer
1935 - Gillian Beer, professor/president (Clare Hall-Cambridge)
1951 - Scott Lane, American actor (Gary-McKeever and the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
1964 - Migi [Miguel Drummond], English pop musician (Curiosity Killed Cat)

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Famous Deaths

1625 - Adriaen Valerius, notary/Neth Gedenck-clanck, dies at about 49
1919 - Endre Ady, Hungarian lyric poet (Még egyzer, Uj versek), dies from complications related to alcoholism at 41
1922 - Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81
1941 - Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, dies at 90
1984 - Lou Crosby, TV announcer (Mayor of Hollywood), dies at 72
2015 - Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99

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