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1476 - Vlad III Dracula defeats Basarab Laiota with the help of Stephen the Great and Stephen V Bathory and becomes the ruler of Wallachia for the third time.
1941 - Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
1955 - "Boy Friend" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 483 performances
1961 - For 2nd time in his career, St Louis' Jerry Norton has 4 interceptions
1974 - Approximately 140 die when suspension bridge collapses in Nepal
2017 - Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests

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1818 - Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
1894 - Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (discovered cybernetics), born in Columbia, Missouri (d. 1964)
1905 - Bob Johnson, American baseball player, born in Pryor, Oklahoma (d. 1982)
1920 - Paul Rodenko, Dutch poet and author (Stolen Lover), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1976)
1921 - Françoise Gilot, French painter, designer, and author (Life with Picasso), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
1970 - Lorissa McComas, American actress (Lap Dancing, Vamp), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 2009)

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