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1916–Automobile manufacturer, Ferruccio Lamborghini, is born in Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. In 1963, he created Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant'Agata Bolognese. In 1969, Lamborghini founded a fourth company, Lamborghini Oleodinamica. He sold off many of his interests by the late 1970s, and retired to an estate in Umbria, where he pursued winemaking.

32–Roman Emperor, Otho, is born Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus in Ferentium, Italy. He was emperor for three months, from January 15 to April 16, 69. He was the second emperor of the Year of the Four Emperors.

224–The Battle of Hormozdgan is fought. Ardashir I defeats and kills Artabanus V, ending the Parthian Empire.

357–Emperor Constantius II enters Rome for the first time to celebrate his victory over Magnus Magnentius.

1192–Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem, is assassinated in Tyre, Lebanon, two days after his title to the throne is confirmed by election. The killing is carried out by Hashshashin.

1253–Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds “Nam Myoho Renge Kyo” for the first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism.

1402–Nezahualcoyotl, Acolhuan philosopher, warrior, and poet, is born. He ruled the city-state of Texcoco in pre-Columbian era Mexico.

1442–Edward IV, King of England (1461-1470 and 1471-1483), is born in Rouen, Normandy.

1503–The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder.

1611–The Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines, is founded.

1686–The first volume of Isaac Newton's Principia is published.

1740–Indian ruler, Bajirao I, dies of heart stroke in Raverkhedi near the city of Indore, at age 39.

1758–James Monroe, fifth U.S. President (1817-1825), is born in Monroe Hall, Virginia, British America. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginian dynasty and the Republican Generation.

1788–Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.

1789–Fletcher Christian leads the mutiny on the HMS Bounty. Captain William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift, while the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

1792–France invades the Austrian Netherlands (present-day Belgium), beginning the French Revolutionary War.

1796–The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast.

1796–American Cookery by Amelia Simmons is published in Hartford, Connecticut. It is the first cookbook written by an American.

1855–The first veterinary college in America is incorporated in Boston, Massachusetts.

1865–Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate, dies in Kensington, London, England, at age 77.

1869–Chinese and Irish workers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad, lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

1876–Football coach, Frank Cavanagh, is born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He served as the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati (1898), the College of the Holy Cross (1903-1905), Dartmouth College (1911-1916), Boston College (1919-1926), and Fordham University (1927-1932), compiling a career college football record of 145-48-17.

1878–Actor, Lionel Barrymore, the eldest of the Barrymore acting trio, is born Lionel Herbert Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He appeared in the films Sadie Thompson, Grand Hotel, Dinner at Eight, Treasure Island, David Copperfield, Camille, Captains Courageous, Young Dr. Kildare, A Guy Named Joe, It’s a Wonderful Life, and Key Largo. His sister was actress, Ethel Barrymore, and his brother was actor, John Barrymore. He was the great-uncle of actress, Drew Barrymore.

1881–Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico. U.S. Warden, Robert W. Ollinger, the last victim of Billy the Kid, is killed.

1883–Hunter and dog breeder, John Russell, dies in Swimbridge, England, at age 87. He developed the Jack Russell Terrier, a variety of the Fox Terrier breed.

1887–A week after being arrested by the Prussian Secret Police, French police inspector, Guillaume Schnaebelé, is released on order of German Emperor William I, defusing a possible war.

1892–Mentalist, Joseph Dunninger, known as the “Amazing Dunniger,” is born in New York, New York. He headlined throughout the Keith-Orpheum Circuit, and was much in demand for private entertainment. At the age of 17, he was invited to perform at the home of Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay, and at the home of inventor, Thomas A. Edison, both of whom were avid admirers of his mysticism.

1892–American folk singer and folk song collector, John Jacob Niles, is born in Louisville, Kentucky. Called the "Dean of American Balladeers," Niles was an important influence on the American folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, with Joan Baez, Burl Ives, and Peter, Paul & Mary, among others, recording his songs.

1906–Novelist, Pierre (Louis) Boileau, is born in Paris, France. He wrote Vertigo, Diabolique, and The Victims.

1908–Industrialist, Oskar Schindler, is born in Zwittau, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (present-day Svitavy, Czech Republic). He was a spy and member of the Nazi Party who is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust: he employed them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in occupied Poland and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He is the subject of the 1982 novel, Schindler's Ark, and the subsequent 1993 film Schindler's List.

1910–Frenchman, Louis Paulhan, wins the 1910 London to Manchester air race, the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.

1914–A coal mine collapses at Eccles, West Virginia, killing 181 miners.

1914–W.H. Carrier patents the air conditioner.

1916–Automobile manufacturer, Ferruccio Lamborghini, is born in Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. In 1963, he created Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars in Sant'Agata Bolognese. In 1969, Lamborghini founded a fourth company, Lamborghini Oleodinamica. He sold off many of his interests by the late 1970s, and retired to an estate in Umbria, where he pursued winemaking.

1917–Playwright and screenwriter, Robert Woodruff Anderson, is born in New York, New York. His works include Tea and Sympathy, All Summer Long-Silent Night Lonely Night, I Never Sang for My Father, and Absolute Strangers. He also wrote the screenplays for Until They Sail, The Nun's Story, and The Sand Pebbles. He was married to actress, Teresa Wright.

1917–Actor, Robert Cornthwaite, is born in Saint Helens, Oregon. He appeared in the films The Thing from Another World, Monkey Business, The War of the Worlds, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Futureworld, Deal of the Century, and Matinee.

1919–Les Irvin makes the first rip-cord type parachute jump with the U.S. Army Air Corp.

1920–Azerbaijan becomes a part of the Soviet Union.

1921–News reporter, Rowland Evans, of CNN’s Evans & Novak, is born in White Marsh, Pennsylvania.

1922–Politician, Paul Deschanel, dies mentally impaired in Paris, France. He was the 11th President of France.

1923–Wembley Stadium is opened in London, England, initially named Empire Stadium.

1924–Jazz singer, Blossom Dearie, is born in East Durham, New York. She is known for her light and girlish voice. Her albums include Blossom Dearie, Give Him the Ooh-La-La, and Once Upon a Summertime.

1924–Politician, Kenneth (David) Kaunda, is born in Chinsali, Northern Rhodesia. He was the first President of Zambia. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule. Dissatisfied with Nkumbula's leadership of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party.

1925–Great Britain and the Netherlands return to the Gold Standard.

1926–Novelist, (Nelle) Harper Lee, is born in Monroeville, Alabama. In the 1950s, she left a job as an airline reservation clerk in New York City to return to her hometown to write. By 1957, she'd completed the manuscript of a novel. She spent two more years revising it, and the result was To Kill a Mockingbird, her only published book. It won the Pulitzer Prize the following year. She knew Truman Capote as a young boy and had remained friends with him throughout the years. She helped him do research in Kansas on the Clutter family murders that would be the material for his book In Cold Blood.

1928–Ol' Man River by Paul Robeson hits #1 on the Pop singles chart.

1928–Geologist, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, is born Los Angeles, California. He was one of the founders of the field of planetary science. He is best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with his wife, Carolyn S. Shoemaker, and David H. Levy.

1930–The first night game in organized baseball history takes place in Independence, Kansas.

1930–James Baker, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1985-1988) and U.S. Secretary of State (1989-1992), is born in Houston, Texas.

1930–Actress, Carolyn (Sue) Jones, is born in Amarillo, Texas. She is known for the role of Morticia Addams in the TV series The Addams Family. She appeared in the films Road to Bali, House of Wax, The War of the Worlds, The Big Heat, The Seven Year Itch, The Tender Trap, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Opposite Sex, The Bachelor Party, King Creole, and A Hole in the Head. She was married to television producer, Aaron Spelling.

1932–A vaccine for yellow fever that can be used on humans is announced.

1934–President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Home Owners Loan Act.

1934–Delta blues singer, Charlie Patton, dies in Indianola, Michigan. His appetite for women, liquor, and trouble helped create the persona of the 20th-century bluesman.

1936–Journalist and politician, Tariq Aziz, is born Mikhail Yuhanna in Tel Keppe, Iraq. He was the Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs (1983-1991), and a close advisor of President Saddam Hussein.

1936–Fuad I, King of Egypt (1922-1936), dies in Koubbeh Palace, Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt, at age 68.

1937–Pan Am Airlines makes the first commercial flight across the Pacific.

1937–The first electric animated cartoon sign is displayed in New York City.

1937–Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq (1979-2003), is born Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti in Al-Awja, Saladin Province, Iraq. In the early 1970s, Saddam nationalized oil and other industries. The state-owned banks were put under his control, leaving the system eventually insolvent, mostly due to the Iran–Iraq War, the Gulf War, and U.N. sanctions.

1937–Folksinger, Jean Redpath, is born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She came to New York's Greenwich Village in 1961, where she made her first performance as a singer with the help of Rambling Jack Elliot and Bob Dylan. She made dozens of recordings during her career, including a series of recordings of the songs of Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

1938–Actress, Madge Sinclair, is born Madge Dorita Walters in Kingston, Jamaica. She appeared in the films Conrack, Cornbread, Earl and Me, I Will, I Will... for Now, Ledbelly, Roots, Convoy, and Coming to America.

1940–Rudolf Hess becomes the Commandant of the concentration camp at Auschwitz.

1940–Glenn Miller records Pennsylvania 6-5000.

1940–Italian operatic soprano, Louisia Tetrazzini, dies. Chicken Tetrazzini, created by an American chef, was named in her honor.

1941–The Ustase massacre of nearly 200 Serbs takes place in the village of Gudovac. It is the first massacre of their genocidal campaign against Serbs of the Independent State of Croatia.

1941–Actress, Ann-Margret, is born in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden. She appeared in the films Pocketful of Miracles, State Fair, Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, Kitten with a Whip, The Pleasure Seekers, Bus Riley's Back in Town, The Cincinnati Kid, Made in Paris, The Swinger, The Tiger and the Pussycat, Carnal Knowledge, Tommy, Joseph Andrews, Magic, Grumpy Old Men, The Break-Up, and Old Dogs. She was married to actor, Roger Smith.

1942–The nightly “dim-out” begins along the East Coast of America, due to the bombing danger of World War II.

1944–During World War II, 9 German E-boats attack U.S. and U.K. units during Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the Normandy landings, killing 946 military men.

1944–Chef and pioneer of California cuisine, Alice (Louise) Waters, is born in Chatham Borough, New Jersey. In 1971, Waters opened Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, a restaurant using organic, locally-grown ingredients. Since that time, she has been one of the most influential figures in food, and one of the most visible champions of organic food for more than four decades.

1945–Dictator, Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the Italian resistance movement. Mussolini was 61 years old.

1947–Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set sail on the “Kon-Tiki” from Peru to Polynesia. Their mission is to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.

1948–Igor Stravinsky conducts the premier of his American ballet, Orpheus, at New York City Center in New York.

1948–Actress, Marcia (Ann) Strassman, is born in New York, New York. She is best known for the role of Julie Kotter in the TV series Welcome Back, Kotter. She appeared in the films Changes, Soup for One, The Aviator, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Another Stakeout.

1949–The Hukbalahap are accused of assassinating former First Lady of the Philippines, Aurora Quezon, while she is en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband. Her daughter and 10 others are also killed.

1949–Astronaut, Jerome Apt, is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Before he became an astronaut, Apt was a physicist who worked on the Pioneer Venus 1978 space probe project, and used visible light and infrared techniques to study the planets and moons of the solar system from ground-based observatories. In 1991, Apt flew on the STS-37 mission aboard the space shuttle, Atlantis.

1949–Actor, Bruno Kirby, is born Bruno Giovanni Quidaciolu, Jr. in New York, New York. He appeared in the films Superdad, Cinderella Liberty, The Harrad Experiment, The Godfather: Part II, Baby Blue Marine, Where the Buffalo Roam, Modern Romance, This Is Spinal Tap, Birdy, Tin Men, Good Morning, Vietnam, When Harry Met Sally..., City Slickers, Hoffa, Sleepers, and Donny Brasco.

1949–Former Philippine First Lady, Aurora Quezon, is assassinated while en route to dedicate a hospital in memory of her late husband. Quezon’s daughter and 10 others are also killed.

1950–Bhumibol Adulyadej marries Queen Sirikit, after their quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland on July 19, 1949.

1950–Comedian and talk show host, Jay Leno, is born James Douglas Muir Leno in New Rochelle, New York. He was the host of NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from 1992 to 2009. Leno returned to host The Tonight Show on March 1, 2010, and he hosted his last episode on February 6, 2014. That year, he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He is known for his prominent jaw, which has been attributed to mandibular prognathism. He appeared in the films Silver Bears, American Hot Wax, Americathon, Polyester, Dave, Wayne’s World 2, The Birdcage, Contact, EDtv, and Stuck on You.

1952–Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO.

1952–The United States occupation of Japan ends as the Treaty of San Francisco, ratified September 8, 1951, comes into force.

1952–The Sino-Japanese Peace Treaty (Treaty of Taipei) is signed in Taipei, Taiwan, between Japan and the Republic of China, officially ending the Second Sino-Japanese War.

1952–Actress, Mary (Eileen) McDonnell, is born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She appeared in the films Garbo Talks, Matewan, Dances with Wolves, Grand Canyon, Passion Fish, Sneakers, Blue Chips, Independence Day, Mumford, and Donnie Darko.

1956–Astronaut, Paul Scott Lockhart, is born in Amarillo, Texas. His two space missions, STS-111 and STS-113, both in 2002, were missions to the International Space Station.

1958–Great Britain conducts an atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island.

1963–The Beatles take a well-earned vacation. Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr all leave for a 12-day holiday in Santa Cruz, Tenerife. John Lennon and Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, fly to Spain. John decides he’d rather have this holiday than return to his wife Cynthia and their newborn son, Julian. This trip cements the relationship between The Epstein and Lennon, the undoubted power source of the group; but it also leads to rumors of John and Brian having a homosexual affair, which begin to spread as soon as the two return to Liverpool. To his dying day, Lennon publicly denied these rumors, although he told close friends, among them Pete Shotton, that he did indeed have sex with Epstein. At most, John would later only admit to there being some flirtation between himself and the openly gay Epstein. Various Beatles insiders claim that Brian revealed all about the affair when he returned, but it is clear that whatever went on between John and Brian on that mysterious holiday ended unhappily. And John appeared to remain clearly heterosexual thereafter.

1965–U.S. troops land in the Dominican Republic to forestall the establishment of a Communist dictatorship, and to evacuate U.S. citizens.

1965–Singer, Barbra Striesand, stars in the My Name is Barbra special on CBS-TV.

1966–The 20th NBA Championship: The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 3.

1967–Expo 67 opens in Montreal, Canada.

1967–Muhammad Ali avoids induction into the U.S. Army and is stripped of his boxing title. He cites religious grounds for his refusal to enlist.

1968–After six months at the off-Broadway New York Shakespeare Festival Theater, Hair opens at the Biltmore Theater in New York. It's the first rock-musical to play on Broadway. At the close of the first act, the entire cast strips nude, which was quite shocking at the time. It goes on to give 1,729 performances and is made into a movie in 1979.

1968–Scott (Mitchell) Putesky, of the Marilyn Manson band, is born. More famously known as Daisy Berkowitz, His stage name was created by combining Daisy Duke, from The Dukes of Hazzard, with the serial killer, David Berkowitz.

1969–Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.

1970–President Richard M. Nixon formally authorizes American combat troops to fight communist sanctuaries in Cambodia.

1970–Actor, Ed Begley, dies of a heart attack in Hollywood, California, at age 69. He appeared in the films Sorry, Wrong Number, The Great Gatsby, It Happens Every Spring, Tulsa, Patterns, 12 Angry Men, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Inherit the Wind, The Oscar, Hang ‘Em High, Wild in the Streets, and The Dunwich Horror.

1973–Over 6,000 Mk. 82 500 pound bombs detonate over the course of 18 hours in a railyard in northern California. Fifty-five hundred structures are damaged, and the town of Antelope, California, ceases to exist, with every building being reduced to the foundation. This accident leads to the passing of the Transportation Safety Act of 1974, which makes the NTSB an independent agency.

1973–Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, an LP recorded in Abbey Road Studios in London, England, goes to #1 on the U.S. charts, beginning a record-breaking 741-week run.

1974–The last Americans are evacuated from Saigon.

1974–Mark Lapidos approaches John Lennon with an idea to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Beatles arrival in America, which will become the Chicago Beatlefest. John answers him: “I'm all for it. I'm a Beatle fan, too.” Beatlefest is still going strong into the 21st century, although at one point, it had to change its name to “The Fest for Beatle Fans.”

1974–Actress, Penélope Cruz, is born Penélope Cruz Sánchez in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain. She appeared in the films Don Juan, All the Pretty Horses, Woman on Top, Blow, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Waking Up in Reno, Gothica, Vanilla Sky, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and Zoolander No. 2.

1975–John Lennon and his lawyer, Leon Wilders, are interviewed by Tom Snyder on NBC-TV's Tomorrow show. This was John’s last major television interview. The interview is re-broadcast on December 9, 1980, in the early morning hours following Lennon's death.

1977–The Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure is signed.

1977–The Red Army Faction trial ends, with Andreas Baader, Gudrun Ensslin, and Jan-Carl Raspe found guilty of four counts of murder and more than 30 counts of attempted murder.

1977–Christopher Boyce is convicted for selling secrets to the Russians. His story is told in the film The Falcon and the Snow Man.

1977–Actor, Ricardo Cortez, dies in New York, New York, at age 76. He appeared in the films Montana Moon, The Maltese Falcon, The Man with Two Faces, Fricso Kid, and The Last Hurrah.

1978–The President of Afghanistan, Mohammed Daoud Khan, is overthrown and assassinated in a coup led by pro-Communist rebels.

1979–While in Monte Carlo, Ringo Starr again becomes seriously ill with peritonitis, an illness he suffered as a child. He is taken to the Princess Grace Hospital, where he undergoes life-threatening internal surgery for an intestinal blockage. During the operation, several feet of intestines are removed from his body.

1980–Tommy Caldwell, of The Marshall Tucker Band, dies from injuries suffered in a Jeep crash, at age 30.

1981–Mickey “Toy Bulldog” Walker, Welterweight Boxing Champion (1922-1926), dies of Parkinson's disease in Freehold, New Jersey, at age 79.

1981–Model and actress, Jessica (Marie) Alba, is born in Pomona, California. She appeared in the films Venus Rising, Never Been Kissed, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Knocked Up, The Love Guru, and Little Fockers.

1986–The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.

1986–High levels of radiation resulting from the Chernobyl disaster are detected at a nuclear power plant in Sweden, leading Soviet authorities to publicly announce the accident.

1987–American engineer, Ben Linder, is killed in an ambush by the Contras in northern Nicaragua, at age 27. Coming at a time when U.S. support for the Contras was already highly controversial, Linder's death made front-page headlines around the world and further polarized opinion in the United States.

1987–For the first time, a compact disc of an album is released before its vinyl version: it is The Art of Excellence by Tony Bennett.

1988–Flight attendant, Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing, is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, fallimg to her death, when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight, near Maui, Hawaii.

1988–Singer-songwriter, B.W. Stevenson, dies undergoing heart valve surgery at age 38. His biggest hit was My Maria.

1990–A Chorus Line closes at the Shubert Theater on Broadway after 15 years and 6,137 performances.

1990–The Firestone World Bowling Tournament of Champions is won by Dave Ferraro.

1991–Singer, Bonnie Raitt, marries actor, Michael O'Keefe, in New York.

1991–Actor, Ken Curtis, dies of a heart attack in Fresno, California, at age 74. He is best known for the role of Festus on the TV Western Gunsmoke. He appeared in the films Rio Grande, The Quiet Man, Mr. Roberts, The Searchers, The Last Hurrah, The Killer Shrews, The Alamo, Two Rode Together, How the West Was Won, and Cheyenne Autumn.

1992–Italian President Francesco Cossiga formally resigns.

1992–The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveils its Food Pyramid diet guideline chart.

1994–Former CIA counter-intelligence officer and analyst, Aldrich Ames, pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union.

1995–Singer, Melanie (Adele) Martinez, is born in Baldwin, Long Island, New York. She was a member of Team Adam in the third season of the TV vocal competition show The Voice.

1996–Gunman, Martin Bryant, goes on a shooting spree at the Broad Arrow Cafe, killing 35 people and seriously injuring 37 others, in Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia.

1997–The 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention goes into effect, with Russia, Iraq, and North Korea notable nations who had not ratified the treaty.

1999–Actor, Rory Calhoun, dies of emphysema in Burbank, California, at age 76. He appeared in the films A Ticket to Tomahawk, Return of the Frontiersman, I'd Climb the Highest Mountain, With a Song in My Heart, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, Marco Polo, Night of the Lepus, and The Main Event.

2001–Millionaire, Dennis Tito, becomes the world's first space tourist.

2005–The Patent Law Treaty goes into effect.

2005–Percy Heath, of The Modern Jazz Quartet, dies of bone cancer in Southampton, New York, at age 82.

2007–TV producer, Mark Burnett, marries former actress, Roma Downey, in a private ceremony at their home in Malibu, California.

2007–Character actor, Dabbs Greer, dies of renal failure and heart disease in Pasadena, California, at age 90. He was seen in dozens of TV shows, including The Lone Ranger, Topper, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Adventures of Superman, Wanted: Dead of Alive, The Rifleman, The Twilight Zone, Rawhide, The Andy Griffith Show, and Perry Mason. He appeared in the films The Bad and the Beautiful, House of Wax, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Hot Rod Girl, The Spirit of St. Louis, Baby Face Nelson, It! The Terror from Beyond Space, I Want to Live!, Palm Springs Weekend, Roustabout, Shenandoah, Pacific Heights, and The Green Mile.

2007–Bandleader, Tommy Newsom, of The Tonight Show, dies of bladder and liver cancer in Portsmouth, Virginia, at age 78.

2015–The National Football League (NFL) announces that it is giving up its tax-exempt status.

2016–Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, assures that China will prevent war breaking out between North Korea and South Korea.

2016–After experimenting with barbed wire, surveillance cameras, and even cowbells and camels, India introduces "laser walls" at its border with Pakistan. Around 45 laser walls will be installed in Punjab state.

2016–Comcast's NBC/Universal acquires Dreamworks Animation for $3.8 billion.

2016–Core Media Group, the company behind the TV shows American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Manhattan, New York.

2017–A 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Mindanao, Philippines, triggering tsunami warnings.

2018–A U.S. appeals court rules that Texas may implement a law requiring photo identification at the ballot box, reversing a lower court decision that blocked the measure on the grounds it could be discriminatory against racial minorities.

2018–For the third time in 2018, after four years of inactivity, the Steamboat Geyser erupts at Yellowstone National Park located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.

2018–Artist, philanthropist and activist, Larry Harvey, dies from a massive stroke in San Francisco, California, at age 70. He was the main co-founder of the Burning Man event in 1986, along with his friend, Jerry James.


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