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On This Day

In 1530, the Jesuits (aka The Society of Jesus) were established by a Papal Bull issued by Pope Paul III.

In 1822, French scholar Jean-François Champollion announced that he had deciphered the Rosetta Stone.

In 1908, the first Ford Model T rolled off the assembly line.

In 1928, the U.S. officially recognized The Republic of China.

In 1954, NBC's new nighttime talk/variety show, Tonight With Steve Allen, also known as The Tonight Show, debuted.

In 1964, the Warren Commission released their report that determined that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in his assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Born on This Day

1389 – Cosimo de' Medici, Italian ruler (d. 1464)

1601 – Louis XIII of France (d. 1643)

1622-  Karel Dujardin, Dutch painter (d. 1678)

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1622 - Gerrit Lundens, Dutch painter (d. ca. 1677)

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1678 - Jean-Baptiste Nattier, French painter (d. 1726)

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1718 - Christian Georg Schütz I, German painter (d. 1791)

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1722 – Samuel Adams, American politician, 4th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1803)

1772 – Martha Jefferson Randolph, American daughter of Thomas Jefferson (d. 1836)

1803 – Samuel Francis du Pont, American admiral (d. 1865)

1849 - Emile Claus, Belgian painter (d. 1924)

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1859 - Joseph Henry Sharp, U.S. painter (d. 1953)

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1866 – Eurosia Fabris, Italian saint (d. 1932)

1871 – Grazia Deledda, Italian author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1936)

1872 - Edward Okun, Polish symbolist painter (d. 1945)

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1875 - Cléo de Mérode, French dancer and model (d. 1966)

1894 – Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)

1894 – Lothar von Richthofen German pilot (d. 1922)

1896 – Sam Ervin, American politician (d. 1985)

1924 – Bud Powell, American pianist (d. 1966)

1927 – Red Rodney, American trumpet player (d. 1994)

1929 – Calvin Jones, American musician, composer, and educator (d. 2004)

1929 – Barbara Murray, English actress

1933 – Greg Morris, American actor (d. 1996)

1933 – Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)

1934 – Wilford Brimley, American actor

1934 – Claude Jarman Jr., American actor

1936 – Don Cornelius, American television host and producer, created Soul Train (d. 2012)

1941 – Don Nix, American saxophonist, songwriter, producer, and author (The Mar-Keys)

1943 – Randy Bachman, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist (The Guess Who, Bachman–Turner Overdrive)

1946 - T.C. Cannon, Native American painter (d. 1978)

1953 – Greg Ham, Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Men at Work) (d. 2012)

1953 – Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican bass player and producer (Sly and Robbie)

1958 – Shaun Cassidy, American actor, singer, screenwriter, and producer

1958 - my sister

1964 – Stephan Jenkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (Third Eye Blind)

1972 – Gwyneth Paltrow, American actress

1974 – Carrie Brownstein, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress (Wild Flag and Sleater-Kinney)

1982 – Lil Wayne, American rapper and actor

1984 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian singer-songwriter

Died on This Day

855 – Lothair I, Emperor of the Romans (b. 795)

1527 - Domenico Puligo, Florentine painter (b. 1492)

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1590 – Pope Urban VII (b. 1521)

1700 – Pope Innocent XII (b. 1615)

1917 – Edgar Degas, French painter (b. 1834)

1944 – Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist, founded the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (b. 1890)

1956 – Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American golfer (b. 1911)

1960 – Sylvia Pankhurst, English activist (b. 1882)

1965 – Clara Bow, American actress (b. 1905) See Tipple Jar

1979 – Jimmy McCulloch, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Small Faces, Wings) (b. 1953)

1981 – Robert Montgomery, American actor (b. 1904)

1985 – Lloyd Nolan, American actor (b. 1902)

1986 – Cliff Burton, American bass player and songwriter (Metallica, EZ-Street, and Trauma) (b. 1962)

1991 – Oona O'Neill, English wife of Charlie Chaplin (b. 1926)

2003 – Donald O'Connor, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1925)

2012 – Herbert Lom, Czech-English actor (b. 1917)

Today is

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