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Events in History

Five random people born on this day...

  • Maurice Willis Wright, composer (1949)
  • Willem Bentinck, orangist (1704)
  • Ernest Dixon, NFL linebacker for the New Orleans Saints (1971)
  • August III, king of Poland/monarch Frederik August II of Saksen (1696)
  • Dolph Lundgren, actor (Rocky 4, Masters of Universe) [or Nov 3] (1959)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Christopher Acland, musician, dies at 30 (1996)
  • Philip Sidney, English poet/diplomat, dies in battle at 32 (1586)
  • Wim van Dooren, theologist/humanist/philosopher, dies (1993)
  • Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies (532)
  • Joan Barbara Grigor, artist, dies at 50 (1994)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Pakistan defeat Australia by nine wickets at 1st attempt (1956)
  • French author Claude Simon won the Nobel Prize in literature (1985)
  • Philadelphia Eagle Adrian Burk passes for 7 touchdowns vs. Washington (49-21) (1954)
  • New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth (1691)
  • Knickerbocker Engine Co Number 5 organized (1850)

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