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On This Day

In 1786, a group of Massachusetts farmers rebelled against the state government, complaining of high debt and taxes. This was known as Shay's Rebellion.

In 1898, the Goodyear Tire Company  was founded in Akron, Ohio.

In 1911, a Native American man walked out of the Northern California wilderness, having never had any prior contact with the white man. He had lived alone for three years after the last remaining members of his tribe had died. He was named Ishi, and was taken in by the University of California at Berkeley as an object of study.

In 1949, the Soviet Union tested their first atomic bomb.

In 1966, the Beatles performed their last official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

In 1970, journalist (and family friend) Ruben Salazar was killed by a tear gas canister fired by police during a riot in East Los Angeles.

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.

Born on This Day

1609 - Giovanni-Battista Salvi, Italian painter (d. 1686)

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1619 – Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French politician (d. 1683)

1632 – John Locke, English philosopher and physician (d. 1704)

1701– Félix Anton Scheffler, German painter (d. 1760)

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1780 – Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French painter (d. 1867)

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1794 – Léon Cogniet, French painter (d. 1880)

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1809 – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and writer (d. 1894)

1811 – Henry Bergh, American activist and writer, founder of ASPCA (d. 1888)

1826 – Émile Lévy, French academic painter, illustrator, and pastelist (d. 1890)

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1843 – David B. Hill, American politician, 29th Governor of New York (d. 1910)

1855 – Erik Ludwig Henningsen, Danish painter (d. 1930)

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1864 – Louis Hayet, French painter and writer (d. 1940)

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1871 – Jack Butler Yeats II, Irish artist (d. 1957)

1898 – Preston Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1959)

1910 – Vivien Thomas, African American surgeon (d. 1985)

1912 – Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)

1915 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982) See Tipple jar

1917 – Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)

1920 – Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)

1924 – Dinah Washington, American singer (d. 1963)

1935 – William Friedkin, American director

1936 – John McCain, American politician and sore loser

1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor

1938 – Robert Rubin, American politician, 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury

1939 – Joel Schumacher, American director

1940 – James Brady, American activist, 15th White House Press Secretary

1945 – Chris Copping, English singer-songwriter, musician, and composer (Procul Harum, the Paramounts)

1947 – Temple Grandin, American doctor and activist

1952 – Dave Malone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Radiators)

1955 – Diamanda Galás, American singer, pianist, and composer

1955 – Jacob Lew, American politician, 25th White House Chief of Staff

1956 – GG Allin, American singer-songwriter (The Murder Junkies and The Jabbers) (d. 1993)

1958 – Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and writer

1958 – Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (The Jackson 5) (d. 2009)

1959 – Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut

1959 – Rebecca De Mornay, American actress

1963 – Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer (Cocteau Twins)

1967 – Anton Newcombe, American singer-songwriter and musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)

1968 – Me'Shell NdegéOcello, American singer-songwriter

1971 – Alex Griffin, English bass player (Ned's Atomic Dustbin)

1975 – Kyle Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Matchbox 20 and The New Left)

1980 – David Desrosiers, Canadian singer-songwriter and bass player (Simple Plan and Reset)

1986 – Lea Michele, American actress and singer (Glee)

Died on This Day

886 – Basil I, Byzantine emperor (b. 811)

1526 – Louis II of Hungary (b. 1506)

1657 – John Lilburne, English activist (b. 1614)

1797 – Joseph Wright of Derby, English Romantic painter (b. 1734)

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1799 – Pope Pius VI (b. 1717)

1848 – Martinus Rorbye, Danish artist  (b. 1803)

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1877 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1801)

1892 – William Forbes Skene, Scottish historian (b. 1809)

1904 – Murad V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1840)

1935 – Astrid of Sweden (b. 1905)

1942 - Alfred Wallis, English painter, fisherman, and scrap merchant (b. 1855)

1947 – Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)

1953 - Joseph Henry Sharp, US painter known for scenes from Native American life (b. 1859)

1975 – Éamon de Valera, Irish politician, 3rd President of Ireland (b. 1882)

1976 – Jimmy Reed, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)

1977 – Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923)

1982 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)

1984 – Pina Menichelli, Italian actress (b. 1890)

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1985 – Evelyn Ankers, English actress (b. 1918)

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1987 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)

2003 – Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)

2007 – Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)

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