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  On this day in history

Today in 1620 our founding fathers on their good ship Mayflower finally got off their boat at Cape Cod having been sailing up and down the coast for 12 days. The first men in history to fly were brave Mssrs. Montgolfier and de Rozier who went up in a hot air balloon over Paris. Oliver Wendell Holmes suggested the new word 'anaesthesia' to describe the effect of inhaling ether. The cigar lighter was patented. The Cuban missile crisis ended. Princess Anne of Britain became the first royal to acquire a criminal record - her dog bit two kids. Died today: Robert Benchley, Bill Bixby and Quentin Crisp. Birthdays: Voltaire, Rene Magritte, twins Roy and John Boulting, Goldie Hawn, Marlo Thomas, Lorna Luft, Mariel Hemingway and Tina Brown.
 
     
 
 
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