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On This Day

In 1580, Sir Francis Drake returned to England after having circumnavigated the earth.

In 1789, Thomas Jefferson became the first Secretary of State.

In 1914, the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) was established.

In 1960, the first televised Presidential debate occurred in Chicago between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy.

In 1957, "West Side Story" made its Broadway debut.

In 1960, Fidel Castro threw Cuba's support behind the U.S.S.R.

In 1969, The Beatles' Abbey Road album was released in the U.K.

In 1986, William Rehnquist was sworn in as Chief Justice, and Antonin Scalia was sworn in as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 2005, Lynndie England was found guilty by a military court of one count of conspiracy, four counts of maltreating detainees and one count of committing an indecent act. She beat a conspiracy charge. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison and was dishonorably discharged.

Born on This Day

1774 – Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1845)

1791 – Théodore Géricault, French painter (d. 1824)

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1803 - Thomas Sidney Cooper, English painter of sheep (d. 1902)

1823 - William Henry Knight, British painter (d. 1863)

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1848 - Helen Allingham, English painter (d. 1926)

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1862 - Arthur Bowen Davies, U.S. painter and illustrator (d. 1928)

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1865 – Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford (d. 1937)

1874 – Lewis Hine, American photographer and activist (d. 1940)

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1875 – Edmund Gwenn, Welsh actor (d. 1959)

1876 - Georges Emile Lebacq, Belgian painter (d. 1950)

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1887 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor (d. 1967)

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1888 – T. S. Eliot, American-English publisher, playwright, and critic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)

1893 – Gladys Brockwell, American actress (d. 1929)

1897 – Pope Paul VI (d. 1978)

1914 – Jack LaLanne, American fitness expert (d. 2011)

1926 – Julie London, American singer and actress (d. 2000)

1936 – Winnie Mandela, South African activist

1945 – Bryan Ferry, English singer-songwriter (Roxy Music)

1946 – Christine Todd Whitman, American politician and author, 50th Governor of New Jersey

1948 – Olivia Newton-John, English-Australian singer-songwriter and actress

1949 – Minette Walters, most excellent English mystery author

1956 – Linda Hamilton, American actress

1958 – Darby Crash, American singer-songwriter (The Germs and Darby Crash Band) (d. 1980)

1967 – Shannon Hoon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Blind Melon) (d. 1995)

1968 – James Caviezel, American actor

Died on This Day

1670 - Abraham Teniers, Flemish painter (b. 1629)

1785 - Charles Bird King, U.S. painter who was commissioned to paint many Native American leaders (d. 1862)

1893 - Annie Feray Mutrie, English still life painter (b. 1826)

1902 – Levi Strauss, German-American businessman, founded Levi Strauss & Co. (b. 1829)

1914 - August Macke, German expresssionist painter (b. 1887)

1937 – Bessie Smith, American singer and actress (b. 1894)

1952 – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher (b. 1863)

1973 – Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908)

1996 – Nicu Ceaușescu, Romanian politician (b. 1951)

1998 – Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)

2000 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)

2003 – Robert Palmer, English singer-songwriter (The Power Station and Vinegar Joe) (b. 1949)

2008 – Paul Newman, American actor, director, and businessman, co-founded Newman's Own (b. 1925) See Tipple Jar

2010 – Gloria Stuart, American actress and painter (b. 1910)

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Today is

Johnny Appleseed Day
Shamu the Whale Day
World Maritime Day
World Pancake Day (or Pancake Lover's Day)
World Heart Day
National Good Neighbor Day

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