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For National Teacher's Day, what teacher(s) did you have that made you interested in something that you thought you could never be interested in?
For Roast Leg of Lamb day, how do you like your leg of lamb? (Vegetarians may skip this question or describe their ideal salad.) ;-)
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On This Day

In 1915, the British ocean liner Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo off the coast of Ireland.

In 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, to take effect the following day, that ended the European conflict of World War II.

In 1984, a $180 million out-of-court settlement was announced in the Agent Orange class-action suit brought by Vietnam veterans.

In 1992, Michigan ratified a 203-year-old proposed amendment to the United States Constitution, making the 27th Amendment law. The amendment bars the U.S. Congress from giving itself mid-term pay raises.

In 2000, President Vladimir Putin was inaugurated in Russia's first democratic transfer of power.

Born on This Day

1833 – Johannes Brahms, German composer (d. 1897)

1839 - Jules-Adolphe Goupil, French genre painter (d. 1883)

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1840 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (d. 1893)

1885 – George 'Gabby' Hayes, American actor (d. 1969)

1901 – Gary Cooper, American actor (d. 1961)

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1919 – Eva Perón, Argentine actress and First Lady, wife of Juan Perón (d. 1952)

1923 – Anne Baxter, American actress (d. 1985)

1939 – Jimmy Ruffin, American singer

1945 – Christy Moore, Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Planxty and Moving Hearts)

1946 – Jerry Nolan, American drummer (The New York Dolls) (d. 1992)

1946 – Thelma Houston, American singer-songwriter and actress (Sisters of Glory)

1946 – Bill Kreutzmann, American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Other Ones The Dead, 7 Walkers, Rhythm Devils, and BK3)

1950 – Tim Russert, American journalist and sometime stenographer (d. 2008)

1968 – Traci Lords, American actress

1986 – Matt Helders, English drummer (Arctic Monkeys and Mongrel)

Died on This Day

1792 - Aert Schouman, Dutch painter (b. 1710)

1795 - Claude-Louis Chatelet, French painter (b. 1753)

1825 – Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (b. 1750)

1826 - Jean-Jacques-François Le Barbier, French painter (b. 1738)

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1840 – Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (b. 1774)

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1894 - Charles Jacque, French painter and engraver (b. 1813)

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1951 – Warner Baxter, American actor (b. 1889)

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1989 – Guy Williams, American actor (b. 1924)

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1993 – Mary Philbin, American actress (b. 1903)

Every day Mary eagerly looks forward to her first beer.

2000 – Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)

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