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  On this day in history

Say 'happy birthday' to Nicole Kidman, Cyndi Lauper, Lionel Ritchie, Danny Aiello and Brian Wilson. 'Bugsy' Siegel was shot dead today in 1947 and Herbert Bayard Swope, Lee De Forest and Bernie Baruch also died. Of the 146 Englishmen imprisoned today in 1756 in the Black Hole of Calcutta only 23 survived. Lizzie Borden was found not guilty in 1893 even though she done axed her mom and dad. The Deutschmark became legal currency in Germany in 1948. Spielberg's "Jaws" opened to boffo business. Victoria became Queen of England on the death of her dad, William IV. Locked out of their Versailles meeting hall, non-privileged Frenchmen met on a tennis court and vowed never to separate until a constitution was established, swearing "Oath of the Tennis Court."
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