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  On this day in history

Until today in 1955 there existed a delightful bird called Euler's Flycatcher, but the last two survivors were killed in a hurricane in Jamaica. In 1580 Sir Francis Drake's 'Golden Hind' returned to England after circumnavigating the globe. Emile Berliner patented the gramophone in 1887, and the process for making cement was also patented today. Bernstein and Sondheim's "West Side Story" opened in 1957 on Broadway. Huge typhoon hit Honshu, Japan and 4,466 lost their lives. Hirohito became the first Japanese emperor to ever travel outside his own country; he met Tricky Dick in Alaska. Born: Johnny Appleseed, Ivan Pavlov, T. S. Eliot, George Gershwin. Died: Daniel Boone, Levi Strauss and Bessie Smith.
 
     
 
 
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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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