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On This Day

In 1677, Mary of England, daughter of Charles I, was married to William, Prince of Orange. They later reigned together as William and Mary.

In 1952 , the NSA was established.

In 1979, the US embassy in Tehran was invaded by a group of Iranians, mostly students. They took 90 hostages, 53 of them American.

In 1995, Yitzhak Rabin, prime minister of Israel, was assassinated by an extremist Orthodox Israeli.

In 2008, American voters overwhelmingly elected a black man to the White House, causing exploded white people brains to be scattered across the country.

In 2008, Proposition H8 passed in California, revoking state recognition of LGBT marriages. Thankfully, the damage has since been reversed.

Born on This Day

1575 – Guido Reni, Italian painter (d. 1642)

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1592 - Gerrit van Honthorst, Dutch painter (d. 1656), also known as Gherardo della Notte

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1779 - Jan Willem Pieneman, Dutch painter (d. 1853)

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1787 - Edmund Kean, English actor (d. 1833)

1836 - Eduardo Rosales, Spanish painter (d. 1873)

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1837 - Egisto Sarri, Italian painter (d. 1901)

1868 – Carolina Otero, a.k.a. La Belle Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan (d. 1965)

1872 - Ulisse Caputo, Italian painter (d. 1948)

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1879 – Will Rogers, American humorist (d. 1935)

1907 - Henry Heerup, Danish artist (d. 1993)

1912 - Pauline Trigere, French fashion designer (d. 2002)

1916 – Walter Cronkite, American news broadcaster (d. 2009)

1918 – Cameron Mitchell, American actor (d. 1994)

1926 - Albin Egger-Lienz, Austrian painter (b. 1868)

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1930 – Doris Roberts, American actress

1937 – Loretta Swit, American actress

1940 – Delbert McClinton, American musician

1943 – Marlène Jobert, French actress

1946 – Laura Bush, former First Lady of the United States

1946 - Robert Mapplethorpe, American photographer (d. 1989)

1954 – Chris Difford, English musician and songwriter (Squeeze)

1956 – James Honeyman-Scott, English guitarist (The Pretenders) (d. 1982)

1956 – Tom Greenhalgh, multimedia artist and singer-songwriter known for his work with the Mekons

1960 – Kathy Griffin, American comedian

1961 – Ralph Macchio, American actor

1974 – Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta)

Died on This Day

1709 - Barend Graat, Dutch painter and draftsman (b. 1628)

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1740 - François Octavien, French painter (b. 1682)

1856 – Paul Delaroche, French painter (b. 1797)

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1870 - Carl von Sales, Austrian painter (b. 1791)

1908 - Richard Gerstl, Austrian painter (b. 1883)

1932 - Belle Bennett, American actress (b. 1891)

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1955 – Cy Young, American baseball player (b. 1867)

1967 - June Thorburn, English actress (b. 1931)

1968 – Michel Kikoine, Belarusian painter (b. 1892)

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1977 - Betty Balfour, British silent film star (b. 1903) See Tipple Jar

1994 – Fred "Sonic" Smith, American guitar player MC5 (b. 1949)

2011 – Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

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