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Steve Jobs was a world famous businessman, thought leader and visionary. He spearheaded and revolutionised a number of industries, and lead organisations of...
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World Food Day was first launched in 1945. The reason World Food Day was created was to celebrate the launch of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture...
A day for lexicographers everywhere, Dictionary Day was founded to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Noah Webster - the father of the modern...
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If the internet is any judge, everyone loves a cat, well… Unless it’s a stray cat, at which point the tropes involve more back-alley caterwauling and boots...
Dentist William T. Morton demonstrated the effectiveness of ether
British seize Tigre Island in Gulf of Fonseca from Honduras.
John Brown leads group of 20 in a raid on Harper's Ferry Va.
Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
Hotel in Boston becomes the 1st to have indoor plumbing
Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (Bkln)
Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin -- only mid-game coaching change in NFL history.
Gordo (by Gus Arriola) 1st appeared in newspapers
Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens the city's new subway system.
10 Nazi leaders hanged as war criminals after Nuremberg trials.
Woolworth's at Powell & Market (S.F.) opens.
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip arrive in Virginia
Cuban missile crisis began as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
Yanks beat Giants 4 games to 3 in the world series
Brezhnev & Kosygin replace Krushchev as head of Russia
China becomes world's 5th nuclear power
Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser
Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in S.F.
Kissinger & Le Duc Tho jointly awarded Nobel peace prize
Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected supreme pontiff-John Paul II.
Israel's General Moshe Dayan dies at 66
Mt Palomar Observatory 1st to detect Halley's comet on 13th return
Devils 1st road victory 6-5 over Penguins
Shultz warns US will withdraw from UN if they vote to exclude Israel
Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu named Nobel Peace Prize winner
Intel introduces 32-bit 80386 microcomputer chip.
Armand Hammer arrives back in US with Jewish refusenik David Goldfarb
175-kph winds cause blackout in London much of southern England.
18-month-old Jessica McClure is rescued 58 hours after she fell 22 feet into a well shaft in Midland TX.
Albrecht von Haller, the father of experimental physiology
Francisco Moraz n, (Liberal), president of Central America (1830-40)
Oscar Wilde, (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) - Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray)
Sir Austen Chamberlain, British foreign secretary (Nobel 1925)
Eugene O'Neill, dramatist (Desire Under the Elms) (Nobel 1936)
William O. Douglas, former Supreme Court justice
Enver Hoxha, post-war leader of Albania
Angela Lansbury, Actress (Murder She Wrote)
Gunter Grass, German novelist, poet (The Tin Drum)
Suzanne Somers, Actress (3's Co) in San Bruno Calif