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  On this day in history

George 'Baby Face' Nelson was shot dead by the Feds today and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer was murdered in jail. Also dead: Enid Blyton, Jerry Rubin, Washington Irving, and Enrico Fermi. Ferdinand Magellan began crossing the Pacific Ocean today in 1520. Averaging a speedy 7 1/2 miles per hour, James Duryea won the first US auto race from Chicago to Waukegan, IL in 1895. The Marx Brothers first radio show "Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel" premiered on NBC. The Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize euthanasia. Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin. FDR, Churchill and Stalin had confabs in Tehran to figure out how to win WWII in 1943. They failed. Born: Ed Harris, Hope Lange, Berry Gordy Jr. and John Bunyan.
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A page for every day of the year lists all major events, famous people who were born or died, Saints' Days and holidays. More...   A cultural history by decades - people, events, factoids, fads, innovations, techno- logy, arts and fashions from the 1650s to now. More...   A collection of classic, well-written, humor pieces that have circulated via the web for years - the crème de la crème. More...
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