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Historical Events

1782 - Rama I succeeds King Taksin of Siam (modern day Thailand), who is overthrown in a coup d'├ętat
1909 - 1st credit union forms in US
1941 - 8th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Craig Wood wins his first major title, 3 strokes ahead of runner-up Byron Nelson; Masters' first wire-to-wire champion
1958 - 22nd US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Arnold Palmer wins the first of his 4 Masters titles, 1 stroke ahead of Doug Ford and Fred Hawkins; first of his 7 major titles
1965 - Intelsat 1 ("Early Bird") 1st commercial geosynchronous communications satellite launched
1972 - The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault

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Famous Birthdays

1815 - Friedrich Robert Volkmann, German composer, born in Lommatzsch, Saxony (d. 1883)
1819 - Johann A H Scheler, Belgian librarian
1892 - Lowell Thomas, Woodington Ohio, newscaster (High Adventure)
1902 - Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)
1940 - Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
1988 - Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer

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Famous Deaths

912 - Nottker "the Stamelaar", benedictine monk/poet, dies at about 71
1605 - John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
1975 - Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87
1985 - Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
1993 - Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
1996 - Greer Garson, British actress (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mrs Miniver), dies at 92

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