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On This Day

In 1863, President Lincoln gave his famous Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the military cemetery in Gettysburg, PA.

In 1950, General Dwight D. Eisenhower was named supreme commander of NATO-Europe

In 1955, the National Review was published for the first time.

In 1969, Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean became the third and fourth men to walk on the moon.

In 1998, the House Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against Bill Clinton for the Lewinsky affair.

In 1998, Vincent van Gogh's Portrait of the Artist Without Beard fetched a price at auction of $71.5 million from an anonymous buyer.

Born on This Day

1600 – Charles I of England (d. 1649)

1607 - Erasmus Quellinus II, Flemish painter (d. 1678)

1617 – Eustache Le Sueur, French painter (d. 1655)

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1654 - Louis de Boullogne II, French painter (d. 1733)

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1696 - Louis Tocqué, French portrait painter and engraver (d. 1772)

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1794 - James Stark, English painter (d. 1859)

1831 – James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States (d. 1881)

1846 - Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (d. 1933)

1867 - Bernard de Hoog, Dutch genre painter (d. 1943)

1895 – Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)

1889 – Clifton Webb, American actor (d. 1966)

1903 - Nancy Carroll, American actress (d. 1965) See Tipple Jar

1905 – Tommy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1956)

1917 – Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India (d. 1984)

1920 – Gene Tierney, American actress (d. 1991)

1926 – Jeane Kirkpatrick, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 2006)

1933 – Larry King, American stuffed shirt

1936 – Dick Cavett, American talk show host

1937 - Ray Collins, musician (Mothers of Invention) (d. 2012)

1938 – Ted Turner, American businessman who never should have sold CNN

1941 – Tommy Thompson, 42nd U.S. Governor of Wisconsin and 19th Secretary of Health and Human Services

1942 – Calvin Klein, American fashion designer, founded Calvin Klein Inc.

1943 – Fred Lipsius, American saxophonist (the original sax player for Blood, Sweat & Tears through 1971)

1956 – Ann Curry, American journalist and television anchor

1959 – Allison Janney, American actress

1960 – Matt Sorum, American drummer (The Cult, Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit, Camp Freddy, and Neurotic Outsiders)

1961 – Meg Ryan, American actress

1962 – Jodie Foster, American actress

1971 – Justin Chancellor, bassist (Tool)

1973 – Savion Glover, American dancer and choreographer

1973 – Django Haskins, American singer, guitarist, and songwriter (The Old Ceremony)

Died on This Day

1653 - Pieter Dircksz. Santvoort, Dutch painter (b. 1604)

1665 – Nicolas Poussin, French painter (b. 1594)

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1667 - Nicolas Régnier, Flemish painter (b. 1591)

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1678 - Samuel van Hoogstraten, Dutch Baroque painter (b. 1627)

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1682 – Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)

1703 – The Man in the Iron Mask, French prisoner (Eustache Dauger), the man who inspired Dumas' tale.

1783 - Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, French painter (b. 1715)

1828 – Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (b. 1797)

1878 - Samuel Bough, English painter (b.1822)

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1887 – Emma Lazarus, American poet (b. 1849)

1915 – Joe Hill, American labor activist (b. 1879)

1932 - Jane Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist (b. ???)

1942 - Else Berg (Elsenberg), Dutch/German painter (b. 1877)

1949 – James Ensor, Belgian painter and printmaker (b.1860)

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1960 – Phyllis Haver, American actress (b. 1899)

1983 – Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger), suicide (the second one in the band) (b. 1947) He wrote this song:

1985 – Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, who worked under the unfortunate name Stepin Fetchit, American actor and dancer (b. 1907)

1992 – Diane Varsi, American actress (b. 1938)

1993 - Dorothy Revier, silent film actress (b. 1904)

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