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On This Day

In 1927, the Holland Tunnel opened to traffic between New Jersey and New York City, allowing for the invasion of the tunnel portion of the "bridge and tunnel crowd."

In 1956, the Supreme Court declared that Alabama laws requiring segregated buses were illegal. This counts as one of the Supremes' Greatest Hits.

In 1982, the powerful Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C., attended by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.

In 1988, an Ethiopian law student named Mulugeta Seraw was beaten to death in Portland, Oregon by members of a Neo-Nazi gang calling themselves "East Side White Pride."

In 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order that allows military tribunals to be held against foreigners suspected of planning or committing terrorist acts against the U.S.

Born on This Day

1826 – Charles Frederick Worth, English-born couturier. He was often (for better or worth) called the father of haute couture (d. 1895)

1833 – Edwin Booth, American actor, famed for his Hamlet and other performances before his brother messed things up by killing Lincoln. (d. 1893)

1846 - Mykola Yaroshenko, Ukrainian painter (d. 1898)

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1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish writer of adventure stories. (d. 1894) He was a staunch socialist for a time in his youth, but turned Tory in his old age.

1899 - José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior, Brazilian painter (b. 1850)

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1853 – John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)

1856 – Louis Brandeis, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and the first Jew to be named to the court. (d. 1941)

1872 - Byam Shaw, painter (d. 1919)

1893 - Reuven Rubin, Romanian-born Israeli painter (d. 1974)

1897 – Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)

1906 – Hermione Baddeley, English actress (d. 1986)

1906 – Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer (d. 2011)

1913 – Helen Mack, American actress (d. 1986)

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1922 – Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (d. 1984)

1924 – Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress (d. 2011)

1929 – Fred Phelps, despicable American pastor

1930 - Benny Andrews, African-American expressionist painter, collagist, and teacher (d. 2006)

1938 – Jean Seberg, American actress (d. 1979)

1939 – Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer

1947 – Toy Caldwell, American guitarist (The Marshall Tucker Band) (d. 1993)

1949 – Terry Reid, English singer

1952 – Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor who always gets stuck playing stereotypical Middle Eastern and Indian roles.

1953 – Andrew Ranken, English musician (The Pogues)

1954 – Chris Noth, American actor

1955 – Whoopi Goldberg, American actress and comedienne

1969 – Gerard Butler, Scottish actor

1978 – Nikolai Fraiture, American bassist (The Strokes)

Died on This Day

1619 – Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (b. 1555)

1671 - Jan van Bijlert, Dutch Baroque painter (b. 1598)

1681 - Jacob Salomonsz. Ruysdael, Dutch landscape painter (b. 1630) (Not to be confused with his cousin Jacob Isaacz. Ruysdael)

1819 - Johann Ludwig Ernst Morgenstern, German architectural painter (b. 1738)

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1849 - William Etty, English painter (b. 1787)

1873 - Eduardo Rosales (Gallinas), Spanish painter (b. 1836)

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

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1903 – Camille Pissarro, French painter (b. 1830)

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1923 - Walter Dendy Sadler, British genre painter (b. 1854)

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1943 - Maurice Denis, French painter (b. 1870)

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1973 – Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)

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1974 – Vittorio De Sica, Italian film director (b. 1901)

1974 – Karen Silkwood, American activist (b. 1946)

1998 – Valerie Hobson, British actress (b. 1917) (See Tipple Jar)

1998 – Edwige Feuillère, French actress (b. 1907)

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