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Now, on to the history lesson!

On This Day

In 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the United States Constitution.

In 1901, Guglielmo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland.

In 1941, Adolf Hitler announced his plans for extermination of the Jews at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery.

In 1950, Paula Ackerman, the first woman appointed to perform rabbinical functions in the United States, led the congregation in her first services.

In 2000, the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Bush v. Gore. Anti-depressant sales skyrocketed.

Born on This Day

1799 – Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)

Karl Briullov – Italian Midday 1827

1805 – William Lloyd Garrison, American abolitionist (d. 1879)

1805 – Henry Wells, American banker (d. 1878)

1821 – Gustave Flaubert, French writer (d. 1880)

1863 – Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter whose most famous work, The Scream (which he did several versions of), is much parodied. (d. 1944)

edvard munch - the scream  1893


1881 – Harry Warner, American studio executive (d. 1958)

1893 – Edward G. Robinson, American actor (d. 1973)

Edward G Robinson

1900 – Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)


1909 – Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)


1910 – Richard Sagrits, Estonian painter (d. 1968)


1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)


1918 – Joe Williams, American singer (d. 1999)


1929 – John Osborne, English dramatist (d. 1994)

1940 – Dionne Warwick, American singer


1943 – Grover Washington, Jr., American saxophonist (d. 1999)


1944 – Rob Tyner, American singer, songwriter and activist (The MC5) (d. 1991)


1949 – Bill Nighy, English actor

1957 – Sheila E., American musician


1968 – Rory Kennedy, American documentarian

1970 – Mädchen Amick, American actress


1972 – Brandon Teena, American murder victim (d. 1993)

1975 – Mayim Bialik, American actress

Died on This Day

1889 – Robert Browning, English poet (b. 1812)

1923 – Raymond Radiguet, French author (b. 1903)

1939 – Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (b. 1883)


1968 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (b. 1902)

Tallulah Bankhead

1978 – Fay Compton, English actress (b. 1894)


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


1998 – Mo Udall, American politician (b. 1922)

1999 – Paul Cadmus, American artist whose work is often NSFW, but definitely worth seeing. (b. 1904)

1999 – Joseph Heller, American author (b. 1923

2008 – Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)

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