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  On this day in history

63 year-old Siamese Twins, Chang & Eng, died today, as did Patrice Lamumba, Lola Montez, T. H. White, and Doodles Weaver (a suicide). Ben Franklin, Jim Carrey, Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay), Calderon, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Mack Sennett, Compton MacKenzie, Nevil Shute and Al Capone were all born today. Thomas Crapper patented his flush toilet. Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii was deposed. The Times Literary Supplement was published. Chekov's "The Cherry Orchard" premiered in Moscow. An 11-man gang stole $2.7 million from Brinks in Boston. US bought the Virgin Islands. Chaplin's "The Kid" opened. Operation Desert Storm began with US troops bombing Baghdad in 1991. Major earthquakes today in LA and Japan!
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