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Historical Events

1746 - Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France
1837 - "Racer's" Hurricane (Gulf of Mexico)
1948 - California Supreme Court voids state statute banning interracial marriages
1950 - South Korean troops cross the 38th parallel into North Korea
1950 - US Open Women's Golf, Rolling Hills CC: Babe Zaharias ties Open scoring record, -9 291 to beat amateur Betsy Rawls by 9 strokes
1979 - Pope John Paul II begins his first papal visit to the USA in Boston

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Famous Birthdays

1685 - Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1711-40), born in Hofburg Palace, Vienna (d. 1740)
1924 - Jimmy Carter, American politician, 39th US President (D) (1977-81), born in Plains, Georgia
1927 - Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
1928 - Willy Mairesse, Belgian auto racer (13 F1 GP; Nürburgring 1000km 1963; GT Spa GP 1965; Targa Florio 1966), born in Momignies, Wallonia (d. 1969)
1931 - Sylvano Bussotti, Italian composer
1949 - Isaac Bonewits, American author

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Famous Deaths

1310 - Beatrice of Burgundy, Lady of Bourbon (b. 1257)
1633 - Filaret, [Fjodor N Romanov], patriarch of Moscow, dies
1943 - Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
1994 - Scott Dunbar, American blues vocalist and guitarist, dies at 90
1996 - Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer, dies at 74
2017 - Samuel I Newhouse Jr., American magazine publisher (Parade, Vogue, Vanity Fair), dies at 89

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