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  On this day in history

Harry Potter's creator J. K. Rowling was born today in 1965. Also born: Jean Dubuffet, Milton Friedman, Primo Levi, Sherry Lansing, Wesley Snipes and Geraldine Chaplin. In 1498 Christopher Columbus sighted a new island in the Caribbean and proclaimed it 'La Trinidad.' The first use of radio at sea trapped English murderer Dr. Hawley Crippen who was slipping away aboard the SS Montrose. Reuters was the first to use the horrible expression 'ethnic cleansing' today in 1991 in an article about Serb guerrillas. The breech loading canon was patented. The third battle of Ypres began in WWI. Deaths today include Ignatius of Loyola, Denis Diderot, Pres. Andrew Johnson, Franz Liszt, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Belgian King Baudouin and Teddy Wilson.
 
     
 
 
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