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Historical Events

1866 - Dutch government of Zuylen van Nijevelt/Heemskerk forms
1941 - 1st night game at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. (NY Yankees pip the Senators 6-5)
1953 - Premier of 1st animated 3-D cartoon in Technicolor-"Melody"
1971 - USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
1987 - 60th US National Spelling Bee: Stephanie Petit wins spelling staphylococci
1999 - Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase

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Famous Birthdays

1641 - Johann Weikhard von Valvasor, Slovenian polymath and natural historian, born in Laibach, Carniola (d. 1693)
1780 - Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, born in Würzburg, Bavaria (d. 1862)
1957 - Walter R. Tucker III, American politician (Rep-D-California 1993-95), born in Compton, California
1968 - Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
1981 - Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player
1985 - Colbie Caillat, American folk-pop singer-songwriter ("Breakthrough"; " Bubbly"; "Brighter Than the Sun"), born in Malibu, California

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Famous Deaths

1927 - Georges Eekhoud, Belgia...