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Historical Events

1650 - French Prince Louis II of Condé captured
1795 - Governor and Viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
1947 - Small river steamer sinks on Yangtze River, kills 400
1949 - 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
1973 - Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
1974 - Israel and Egypt sign weapons accord

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Famous Birthdays

1751 - Ferdinand Kauer, composer
1908 - Jacob Bronowski, Polish-born British mathematician and science writer best known as the presenter of the BBC television series, The Ascent of Man, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1974)
1947 - Sachio Kinugasa, Japanese baseman nicknamed Tetsujin, meaning "Iron Man", born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2018)
1964 - Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
1964 - Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia
1971 - Andre Coleman, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers), born in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Famous Deaths

1892 - Anton Anderledy, Swiss Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1819)
1967 - Harry Antrim, American actor (Miracle on 34th St, Devil's Doorway), dies of heart attack at 82
1976 - Sonia Dresdel, actor (Fallen Idol, Secret Tent), dies at 67
1978 - Walter H. Thompson, English Scotland Yard detective, bodyguard of Winston Churchill (b. 1890)
1994 - Arthur Altman, American songwriter (All or Nothing at All), dies at 83
2017 - Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket player and journalist, dies at 77

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