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On This Day

In 1542 , Henry VIII’s 5th wife, Catherine Howard, was executed for adultery.

In 1689, William and Mary were proclaimed co-rulers of England after the deposition of James II.

In 1920, baseball's Negro National League was established.

In 1920, the League of Nations recognized Switzerland's ongoing policy of neutrality.

In 1935, Bruno Hauptmann was found guilty of the 1932 kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby.

In 1945, Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden.

In 1960, black college students staged sit-ins at three serrated lunch counters in Nashville, Tennessee.

In 2008, Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens testified before Congress that he had never taken performance-enhancing drugs.

Born on This Day

1599 – Pope Alexander VII (d. 1667)

1652 - Antonio-Domenico Gabbiani, Italian painter (d. 1726)

1682 or 1683 – Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Italian painter (d. 1754)

1769 – Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)

1785 - Johann Baptist Pflug, German painter (d. 1855)

1791 - Sil'vestr Feodosievich Shchedrin, Russian landscape painter (d. 1830)

1793 - Henry Bryan Ziegler, British painter (d. 1874)

1827 - Frederick Daniel Hardy, English painter (d. 1911)

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1847 - Victor-Gabriel Gilbert, French painter (d. 1935)

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1849 – Lord Randolph Churchill, British statesman (d. 1895)

1869 - Hugo Ungewitter, German painter (d. 1944)

1873 – Feodor Chaliapin, Russian bass singer (d. 1938)

1889 - Georg Schrimpf, German painter (d. 1938)

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1889 – Leontine Sagan, Austrian actress and theater director (d. 1974)

1891 – Grant Wood, American painter (d. 1942)

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1911 – Jean Muir, American actress (d. 1996)

1912 - Margaretta Scott, English stage and screen actress (d. 2005)

1915 – Lyle Bettger, American actor (d. 2003)

1916 – John Reed, British actor and singer (d. 2010)

1921 – Aung Khin, Burmese painter (d. 1996)

1921 - Wou-Ki Zao, Chinese painter, based in France (d. 2013)

1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter plane test pilot

1930 – Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist

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1933 – Kim Novak, American actress

1933 – Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer

1934 – George Segal, American actor

1938 – Oliver Reed, English actor (d. 1999)

1941 – Sigmar Polke, German painter

1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress (See Tipple Jar)

1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)

1944 – Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (d. 1983)

1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress

1944 – Jerry Springer, American television host

1945 – King Floyd, American musician (d. 2006)

1946 – Richard Blumenthal, American Senator

1949 – Judy Dyble, British singer/songwriter (Fairport Convention)

1950 – Peter Gabriel, English musician (Genesis), composer and humanitarian

1956 – Peter Hook, English bassist (Joy Division and New Order)

1961 – Henry Rollins, American musician, comedian, and actor (Black Flag)

1964 – Yamantaka Eye, Japanese musician (Boredoms)

1976 – Feist, Canadian singer-songwriter

Died on This Day

1539 – Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)

1592 – Jacopo Bassano, Italian painter

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1600 – Gian Paolo Lomazzo, Italian painter (b. 1538)

1788 - Jean-Germain Drouais, French painter (d. 1763)

1821 - Jean-Jacques Lagrenée the younger, French painter (b. 1739)

1905 – Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)

1906 – Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter (b. 1866)

1916 - Vilhelm Hammershøi, Danish painter (b. 1864)

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1952 – Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)

1958 – Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragette (b. 1880)

1958 - Helen Twelvetrees, American actress (b. 1908)

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1958 – Georges Rouault, French painter (b. 1871)

1968 – Mae Marsh, American actress (b. 1895)

1976 – Lily Pons, French-born soprano (b. 1904)

2002 – Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)

2010 – Dale Hawkins, American singer and songwriter (b. 1936)

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