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Events in History

Five random people born on this day...

  • John Banvard, New York City, painted worlds largest painting, 3 mile canvas (1815)
  • Lesley Reddon, ice hockey goalie, Canada, 1998 Olympics (1970)
  • Peter John Welding, record producer (1935)
  • Sacheverell Sitwell, English poet and author, People's Palace (1897)
  • Rohan Robinson, Australian hurdler 1996 Olympics (1971)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Eagle Fokke Simonsz, writer (Year 3000), dies at about 57 (1812)
  • Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies (1919)
  • Justitianus I, [Petrus Sabbatius], Byzantine emperor (527-65), dies (565)
  • Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77 (1788)
  • Mona Washbourne, actress (Blue Bird, Games), dies at 84 (1988)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco (1492)
  • Intel advertises 4004-processor (1971)
  • U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR (1987)
  • Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns (1964)
  • WSAZ TV channel 3 in Huntington-Charleston, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast (1949)

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