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Historical Events

1899 - US takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific
1950 - The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash and $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts
1966 - Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago
1977 - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
1977 - KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
1994 - Actress Elizabeth Taylor released from the hospital after hip treatment

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Famous Birthdays

1902 - Geoffrey W Lloyd, British minister of Brandstoffen/Energy (1951-55)
1907 - Henk H Badings, Bandung Indonesia, Dutch opera composer (Orestes)
1920 - Nora Kaye, American prima ballerina, born in NYC, New York
1925 - Duane Hanson, US sculptor
1926 - Clyde Walcott, cricketer (one of the three W's, later ICC chairman)
1947 - Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer

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Famous Deaths

1588 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general, dies at 59
1902 - Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed
1942 - Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal, dies at 57
1955 - Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
1992 - Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
1997 - Amha Selassie, Crown prince of Ethiopia and son of emperor Haile Selassi, dies at 82

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