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In 1784, the United States ratified a peace treaty with England that ended the Revolutionary War.

In 1954, Baseball player Joe Dimaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe were married at San Francisco City Hall.

In 1963, George Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama with a pledge of "segregation forever."

In 1952, The Today Show debuted on NBC with host Dave Garroway.

In 1967, an event called The Human Be-In took place in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which is said by some to have been the start of the Summer of Love.

In 1978, British punk band The Sex Pistols played their final gig (at Winterland in San Francisco) and broke up. I witnessed the show, but not the break up. ;-)

In 2005, Army Specialist Charles Graner Jr., the reputed ringleader of the  rogue guards at the Abu Ghraib prison, was convicted at Fort Hood, Texas, of abusing Iraqi detainees. He was later sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Born on This Day

1507 - Luca Longhi, Italian Mannerist painter (d. 1580)

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1600 - (baptism) Pieter van Avont, Flemish painter (d. 1652)

1684 – Jean-Baptiste van Loo, French painter (d. 1745)

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1741 – Benedict Arnold, American/British general (d. 1801)

1780 – Henry Baldwin, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (d. 1844)

1833 - Ferdinand Meyer-Wismar, German painter (d. 1917)

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1836 – Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter (d. 1904)

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1841 – Berthe Morisot, French painter (d. 1895)

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1852 - Johannes Christiaan Karel Klinkenberg, Dutch canalscape painter (d. 1924)

1859 - Paolo Sala, Italian canalscape painter (d. 1929)

1860 - Domenico Pennacchini, Italian painter (d. 1910)

1875 – Albert Schweitzer, Alsatian physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1965)

1883 – Nina Ricci, Italian-born French fashion designer (d. 1970)

1892 – Hal Roach, American film producer (d. 1992)

1896 – John Dos Passos, American author (d. 1970)

1901 – Bebe Daniels, American actress (d. 1971) See Tipple Jar

1904 – Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer (d. 1980)

1906 – William Bendix, American actor (d. 1964)

1924 – Guy Williams, American actor (d. 1989)

1938 – Allen Toussaint, American singer/pianist

1940 – Julian Bond, American civil rights activist

1941 – Faye Dunaway, American actress

1945 – Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter

1948 – T-Bone Burnett, American musician and producer

1948 – Carl Weathers, American actor

1952 – Maureen Dowd, annoying American columnist

1964 – Mark Addy, British actor

1964 – Shepard Smith, the only Fox news anchor who has a nodding acquaintance with the truth.

1968 – LL Cool J, American rapper and actor

1969 – Jason Bateman, American actor

1969 – David Grohl, American drummer and composer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures)

1982 – Caleb Followill, American singer (Kings of Leon)

Died on This Day

1742 – Edmond Halley, English scientist (b. 1656)

1813 - William Marlow, English marine painter (b. 1740)

1819 – Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)

1846 - Jan Hendrik Verheyen, Dutch cityscape painter (b. 1778)

1867 - Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French painter (b. 1780)

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1871 - Eduardo Zamacois y Zabala, Spanish painter (b. 1842)

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1887 - Friedrich von Amerling, Austro-Hungarian painter (b. 1803)

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1898 – Lewis Carroll, English writer and mathematician (b. 1832)

1957 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (b. 1899)

1961 – Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (b. 1888)

1965 – Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (b. 1903)

1977 – Peter Finch, English-born actor (b. 1916)

1977 – Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)

1986 – Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)

1991 – Jerry Nolan, American rock drummer (The New York Dolls) (b. 1946)

1994 - Esther Ralston, silent film star (b. 1902)

2003 – Koloman Sokol, Slovak painter (b. 1902)

2004 – Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)

2004 – Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)

2006 – Shelley Winters, American actress (b. 1920)

2009 – Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)

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