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Events

  • 1066Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
  • 1477Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is killed and Burgundy becomes part of France.
  • 1500 – Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
  • 1527Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
  • 1554 – A great fire occurs in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
  • 1675Battle of Colmar: The French army beats Brandenburg.
  • 1757Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.
  • 1781American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
  • 1846 – The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1875 – The Palais Garnier, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, is inaugurated in Paris.
  • 1882Charles J. Guiteau is found guilty of assassinating US President James A. Garfield, and is sentenced to death by hanging.
  • 1895Dreyfus affair: French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.
  • 1911Kappa Alpha Psi, the world's third oldest and largest black fraternity, is founded at Indiana University.
  • 1912 – The Prague Party Conference takes place.
  • 1913First Balkan War: During the Battle of Lemnos, Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.
  • 1914 – The Ford Motor Company announces an eight-hour workday, but entitlement to the higher was subject to various restrictions.[1]
  • 1919 – The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party, is founded.
  • 1925Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States.
  • 1933 – Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge begins in San Francisco Bay.
  • 1944 – The Daily Mail becomes the first transoceanic newspaper.
  • 1945 – The Soviet Union recognizes the new pro-Soviet government of Poland.
  • 1949 – United States President Harry S. Truman unveils his Fair Deal program.
  • 1950 – In the Sverdlovsk air disaster, all 19 of those on board were killed, including almost the entire national ice hockey team (VVS Moscow) of the Soviet Air Force – 11 players, as well as a team doctor and a masseur.
  • 1957 – In a speech given to the United States Congress, United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower announces the establishment of what will later be called the Eisenhower Doctrine.
  • 1968Alexander Dubček comes to power; "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia.
  • 1970 – The 7.1 Mw Tonghai earthquake shakes Tonghai County, Yunnan province, China, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). Between 10,000–15,621 were killed and 26,783 were injured.
  • 1972 – United States President Richard Nixon orders the development of a Space Shuttle program.
  • 1974 – Warmest reliably measured temperature below the Antarctic Circle of +59 °F (+15 °C) recorded at Vanda Station
  • 1975 – The Tasman Bridge in Tasmania, Australia, is struck by the bulk ore carrier Lake Illawarra, killing twelve people.
  • 1976 – The Khmer Rouge proclaim the Constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.
  • 1976 – The Troubles: Gunmen shoot dead ten Protestant civilians after stopping their minibus at Kingsmill in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK.
  • 1991Georgian forces enter Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, Georgia, opening the 1991–92 South Ossetia War.
  • 1991 – The United States Embassy to Somalia in Mogadishu is evacuated by helicopter airlift days after violence enveloped Mogadishu during the Somali Civil War
  • 1993 – The oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • 2000Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Tamil politician Kumar Ponnambalam is shot dead in Colombo.
  • 2005Eris, the most massive and second-largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System, is discovered by the team of Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz using images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
  • 2014 – A launch of the communication satellite GSAT-14 aboard the GSLV MK.II D5 marks the first successful flight of an Indian cryogenic engine.

Births

  • 1209Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English-German king (d. 1272)
  • 1425Henry IV of Castile (d. 1474)
  • 1530Gaspar de Bono, monk of the Order of the Minims (d. 1571)
  • 1548Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, and theologian (d. 1617)
  • 1576Anne Turner, English murderer (d. 1615)
  • 1587Xu Xiake, Chinese geographer and explorer (d. 1641)
  • 1592Shah Jahan, Mughal emperor (d. 1666)
  • 1614Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria (d. 1662)
  • 1620Miklós Zrínyi, Croatian military commander (d. 1664)
  • 1640Paolo Lorenzani, Italian composer (d. 1713)
  • 1679Pietro Filippo Scarlatti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1750)
  • 1717William Barrington, 2nd Viscount Barrington, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1793)
  • 1735Claude Martin, French-English general and explorer (d. 1800)
  • 1767Jean-Baptiste Say, French economist and academic (d. 1832)
  • 1778Zebulon Pike, American general and explorer (d. 1813)
  • 1779Stephen Decatur, American commander (d. 1820)
  • 1793Harvey Putnam, American lawyer and politician (d. 1855)
  • 1808Anton Füster, Austrian priest and activist (d. 1881)
  • 1834William John Wills, English surgeon and explorer (d. 1861)
  • 1838Camille Jordan, French mathematician and academic (d. 1922)
  • 1846Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1926)
  • 1846 – Mariam Baouardy, Syrian Roman Catholic nun; later canonized (d. 1878)
  • 1855King Camp Gillette, American businessman, founded the Gillette Company (d. 1932)
  • 1864Bob Caruthers, American baseball player and manager (d. 1911)
  • 1865Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer, mathematician, and engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1865 – Ban Johnson, American businessman, founded the Western League (d. 1931)
  • 1867Dimitrios Gounaris, Greek lawyer and politician, 94th Prime Minister of Greece (d. 1922)
  • 1871Frederick Converse, American composer and academic (d. 1940)
  • 1874Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1965)
  • 1876Konrad Adenauer, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of West Germany (d. 1967)
  • 1879Hans Eppinger, Austrian physician and academic (d. 1946)
  • 1879 – Marcel Tournier, French harp player and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1880Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (d. 1951)
  • 1881Pablo Gargallo, Spanish sculptor and painter (d. 1934)
  • 1882Herbert Bayard Swope, American journalist (d. 1958)
  • 1882 – Dorothy Levitt, English racing driver and journalist (d. 1922)
  • 1885Humbert Wolfe, Italian-English poet and civil servant (d. 1940)
  • 1886Markus Reiner, Israeli physicist and engineer (d. 1976)
  • 1892Agnes von Kurowsky, American nurse (d. 1984)
  • 1893Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian-American guru and philosopher (d. 1952)
  • 1895Alberto Massimino, Italian automotive engineer (d. 1975)
  • 1897Kiyoshi Miki, Japanese philosopher and author (d. 1945)
  • 1900Yves Tanguy, French-American painter (d. 1955)
  • 1902Hubert Beuve-Méry, French journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1902 – Stella Gibbons, English journalist and author (d. 1989)
  • 1903Harold Gatty, Australian pilot and navigator (d. 1957)
  • 1904Jeane Dixon, American astrologer and psychic (d. 1997)
  • 1904 – Erika Morini, Austrian violinist (d. 1995)
  • 1906Kathleen Kenyon, English archaeologist and academic (d. 1978)
  • 1908George Dolenz, Italian-American actor (d. 1963)
  • 1909Lucienne Bloch, Swiss-American sculptor, painter, and photographer (d. 1995)
  • 1909 – Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1994)
  • 1910Hugh Brannum, American actor and singer (d. 1987)
  • 1910 – Jack Lovelock, New Zealand runner and journalist (d. 1949)
  • 1911Jean-Pierre Aumont, French actor and screenwriter (d. 2001)
  • 1913Nejat Eczacıbaşı, Turkish-American chemist, businessman, and philanthropist, founded Eczacıbaşı (d. 1993)
  • 1914Nicolas de Staël, Russian-French painter and illustrator (d. 1955)
  • 1914 – George Reeves, American actor and director (d. 1959)
  • 1915Arthur H. Robinson, Canadian geographer and cartographer (d. 2004)
  • 1917Lucienne Day, English textile designer (d. 2010)
  • 1917 – Francis L. Kellogg, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2006)
  • 1917 – Wieland Wagner, German director and producer (d. 1966)
  • 1917 – Jane Wyman, American actress (d. 2007)
  • 1919Hector Abhayavardhana, Sri Lankan theorist and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1919 – Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flute player (d. 1992)
  • 1919 – Herb Peterson, American businessman (d. 2008)
  • 1920Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist and educator (d. 1995)
  • 1921Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Swiss author and playwright (d. 1990)
  • 1921 – Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Luxembourgish soldier and aristocrat
  • 1922Anthony Synnot, Australian admiral (d. 2001)
  • 1923Sam Phillips, American radio host and producer, founded Sun Records (d. 2003)
  • 1926Veikko Karvonen, Finnish runner (d. 2007)
  • 1926 – W. D. Snodgrass, American poet (d. 2009)
  • 1926 – Hosea Williams, American businessman and activist (d. 2000)
  • 1927Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, American guru and author, founded Iraivan Temple (d. 2001)
  • 1928Imtiaz Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani lawyer and politician, 4th President of Pakistan (d. 1979)
  • 1928 – Walter Mondale, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Vice President of the United States
  • 1929Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer, pianist, guitarist and harmonica player (d. 1994)
  • 1929 – Aulis Rytkönen, Finnish footballer and manager (d. 2014)
  • 1930Al Masini, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1931Alvin Ailey, American dancer and choreographer, founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (d. 1989)
  • 1931 – Alfred Brendel, Austrian pianist, poet, and author
  • 1931 – Robert Duvall, American actor and director
  • 1932Umberto Eco, Italian novelist, literary critic, and philosopher (d. 2016)
  • 1932 – Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1934Phil Ramone, South African-American songwriter and producer, co-founded A & R Recording (d. 2013)
  • 1936Florence King, American journalist and memoirist (d. 2016)
  • 1936 – Terry Lineen, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1938Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 1938 – Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Kenyan author and playwright
  • 1939M. E. H. Maharoof, Sri Lankan politician (d. 1997)
  • 1940Athol Guy, Australian singer-songwriter and bassist
  • 1941Bob Cunis, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2008)
  • 1941 – Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
  • 1941 – Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese animator, director, and screenwriter
  • 1941 – Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Indian cricketer and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1942Maurizio Pollini, Italian pianist and conductor
  • 1942 – Charlie Rose, American journalist and talk show host
  • 1943Mary Gaudron, Australian lawyer and judge
  • 1943 – Murtaz Khurtsilava, Georgian footballer and manager
  • 1944Ed Rendell, American lieutenant and politician, 45th Governor of Pennsylvania
  • 1945Chuck McKinley, American tennis player (d. 1986)
  • 1945 – Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-English director and producer
  • 1945 – Sam Wyche, American football player and coach
  • 1946Diane Keaton, American actress, director, and businesswoman
  • 1947Mike DeWine, American lawyer and politician, 59th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
  • 1948Ted Lange, American actor
  • 1950Ioan P. Culianu, Romanian historian, philosopher, and author (d. 1991)
  • 1950 – Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith, English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales
  • 1950 – John Manley, Canadian lawyer and politician, 8th Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1950 – Charlie Richmond, Canadian sound designer and engineer
  • 1950 – Chris Stein, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1950 – Krzysztof Wielicki, Polish mountaineer
  • 1952Uli Hoeneß, German footballer and manager
  • 1953Pamela Sue Martin, American actress
  • 1953 – Mike Rann, English-Australian journalist and politician, 44th Premier of South Australia
  • 1953 – George Tenet, American civil servant and academic, 18th Director of Central Intelligence
  • 1954Alex English, American basketball player and coach
  • 1954 – László Krasznahorkai, Hungarian author and screenwriter
  • 1955Mamata Banerjee, Indian lawyer and politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal
  • 1955 – Jacob Hård, Swedish journalist
  • 1955 – Mohsen Sazegara, Iranian journalist and politician
  • 1956Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German academic and politician, 14th Vice-Chancellor of Germany
  • 1957Kevin Hastings, Australian rugby league player and trainer
  • 1958Nancy Delahunt, Canadian curler
  • 1958 – Ron Kittle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1959Clancy Brown, American actor
  • 1960Steve Jones, English captain and pilot
  • 1960 – Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer and sportscaster
  • 1961Iris DeMent, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961 – Rachel Hardiman, Irish cricketer
  • 1962Suzy Amis, American actress and model
  • 1962 – Danny Jackson, American baseball player and manager
  • 1962 – Andrew Rawnsley, English journalist and author
  • 1963Jeff Fassero, American baseball player and coach
  • 1964Grant Young, American drummer
  • 1965Ricky Paull Goldin, American actor and producer
  • 1965 – Vinnie Jones, English footballer and actor
  • 1965 – Patrik Sjöberg, Swedish high jumper
  • 1966Kate Schellenbach, American drummer
  • 1966 – Steve Tuttle, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967Joe Flanigan, American actor
  • 1968Carrie Ann Inaba, American actress, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1968 – Joé Juneau, Canadian ice hockey player and engineer
  • 1969Marilyn Manson, American singer-songwriter, actor, and director
  • 1969 – Shaun Micheel, American golfer
  • 1971Stian Carstensen, Norwegian banjo player and composer
  • 1972Philip Davies, English politician
  • 1972 – Sakis Rouvas, Greek singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  • 1974Iwan Thomas, Welsh sprinter and coach
  • 1975Bradley Cooper, American actor and producer
  • 1975 – Warrick Dunn, American football player
  • 1975 – Mike Grier, American ice hockey player and scout
  • 1976Diego Tristán, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 – Matt Wachter, American bass player
  • 1977Gavin Lester, Australian rugby league player
  • 1978January Jones, American actress
  • 1978 – Franck Montagny, French race car driver
  • 1979Kyle Calder, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979 – Giuseppe Gibilisco, Italian pole vaulter
  • 1980Luke Bailey, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980 – Brad Meyers, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980 – Sebastian Deisler, German footballer
  • 1982Takashi Aizawa, Japanese footballer
  • 1982Benoît Vaugrenard, French cyclist
  • 1984Derrick Atkins, Bahamian sprinter
  • 1984 – Matt Ballin, Australian rugby league player
  • 1985Diego Vera, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1988Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian track cyclist
  • 1988 – Luke Daniels, English footballer
  • 1988 – Mario de Luna, Mexican footballer
  • 1989Krisztián Németh, Hungarian footballer
  • 1990Mark Nicholls, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991Denis Alibec, Romanian footballer
  • 1991 – Soner Aydoğdu, Turkish footballer
  • 1991 – Eric Fisher, American football player
  • 1991 – Daniel Pacheco, Spanish footballer
  • 1994Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league player
  • 1994 – Tyrone Phillips, Australian-Fijian rugby league player

Deaths

  • 842Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 796)
  • 1066Edward the Confessor, English king (b. 1004)
  • 1113Ulrich I, Duke of Brno, Moravian ruler
  • 1173Bolesław IV the Curly, High Duke of Poland (b. 1120)
  • 1400John Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury, English politician (b. 1350)
  • 1448Christopher of Bavaria (b. 1416)
  • 1465Charles, Duke of Orléans (b. 1394)
  • 1477Charles, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1433)
  • 1501John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham, English baron and Lord High Treasurer (b. 1433)
  • 1524Marko Marulić, Croatian poet (b. 1450)
  • 1527Felix Manz, Swiss martyr (b. 1498)
  • 1578Giulio Clovio, Dalmatian painter (b. 1498)
  • 1580Anna Sibylle of Hanau-Lichtenberg, German noblewoman (b. 1542)
  • 1589Catherine de' Medici, queen of Henry II of France (b. 1519)
  • 1625Simon Marius, German astronomer (b. 1573)
  • 1713Jean Chardin, French explorer and author (b. 1643)
  • 1740Antonio Lotti, Italian composer and educator (b. 1667)
  • 1762Elizabeth of Russia (b. 1709)
  • 1771John Russell, 4th Duke of Bedford, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1710)
  • 1796Samuel Huntington, American jurist and politician, 18th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1731)
  • 1823George Johnston, Scottish-Australian colonel and politician, Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales (b. 1764)
  • 1845Robert Smirke, English painter and illustrator (b. 1753)
  • 1846Alfred Thomas Agate, American painter and illustrator (b. 1812)
  • 1858Joseph Radetzky von Radetz, Austrian field marshal (b. 1766)
  • 1860John Neumann, Czech-American bishop and saint (b. 1811)
  • 1883Charles Tompson, Australian poet and public servant (b. 1806)
  • 1888Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer (b. 1803)
  • 1899Ezra Otis Kendall, American professor, astronomer and mathematician (b. 1818)
  • 1904Karl Alfred von Zittel, German paleontologist and geologist (b. 1839)
  • 1910Léon Walras, French-Swiss economist and academic (b. 1834)
  • 1922Ernest Shackleton, Anglo-Irish sailor and explorer (b. 1874)
  • 1933Calvin Coolidge, American lawyer and politician, 30th President of the United States (b. 1872)
  • 1941Amy Johnson, English pilot (b. 1903)
  • 1942Tina Modotti, Italian photographer, model, actress, and activist (b. 1896)
  • 1943George Washington Carver, American botanist, educator, and inventor (b. 1864)
  • 1947Charles Schlee, Danish-American cyclist (b. 1873)
  • 1951Soh Jaipil, South Korean-American journalist and activist (b. 1864)
  • 1951 – Andrei Platonov, Russian journalist and author (b. 1899)
  • 1952Victor Hope, 2nd Marquess of Linlithgow, Scottish colonel and politician, 46th Governor-General of India (b. 1887)
  • 1952 – Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian-Italian physician and activist (b. 1869)
  • 1954Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player and manager (b. 1891)
  • 1956Mistinguett, French actress and singer (b. 1875)
  • 1963Rogers Hornsby, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1896)
  • 1970Max Born, German physicist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1882)
  • 1970 – Roberto Gerhard, Catalan composer and scholar (b. 1896)
  • 1971Douglas Shearer, Canadian-American sound designer and engineer (b. 1899)
  • 1972Tevfik Rüştü Aras, Turkish physician and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1883)
  • 1974Lev Oborin, Russian pianist and educator (b. 1907)
  • 1976John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)
  • 1978Wyatt Emory Cooper, American author and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 1979Billy Bletcher, American actor, singer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)
  • 1979 – Charles Mingus, American bassist, composer, bandleader (b. 1922)
  • 1981Harold Urey, American chemist and astronomer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
  • 1981 – Lanza del Vasto, Italian poet and philosopher (b. 1901)
  • 1982Hans Conried, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1982 – Edmund Herring, Australian general and politician, 7th Chief Justice of Victoria (b. 1892)
  • 1985Robert L. Surtees, American cinematographer (b. 1906)
  • 1987Margaret Laurence, Canadian author and academic (b. 1926)
  • 1987 – Herman Smith-Johannsen, Norwegian-Canadian skier (b. 1875)
  • 1988Pete Maravich, American basketball player (b. 1947)
  • 1990Arthur Kennedy, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1991Vasko Popa, Serbian poet and academic (b. 1922)
  • 1994Elmar Lipping, Estonian commander and politician, Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs in exile (b. 1906)
  • 1994 – Tip O'Neill, American lawyer and politician, 55th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1912)
  • 1997André Franquin, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1924)
  • 1997 – Burton Lane, American composer and songwriter (b. 1912)
  • 1998Sonny Bono, American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician (b. 1935)
  • 2000Kumar Ponnambalam, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician (b. 1938)
  • 2003Roy Jenkins, Welsh politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1920)
  • 2004Norman Heatley, English biologist and chemist, co-developed penicillin (b. 1911)
  • 2005Danny Sugerman, American talent manager and author (b. 1954)
  • 2006Merlyn Rees, Welsh educator and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (b. 1920)
  • 2007Momofuku Ando, Taiwanese-Japanese businessman, founded Nissin Foods (b. 1910)
  • 2009Griffin Bell, American lawyer and politician, 72nd United States Attorney General (b. 1918)
  • 2010Willie Mitchell, American singer-songwriter, trumpet player, and producer (b. 1928)
  • 2010 – Kenneth Noland, American painter (b. 1924)
  • 2012Isaac Díaz Pardo, Spanish painter and sculptor (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Frederica Sagor Maas, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • 2014Eusébio, Mozambican-Portuguese footballer and manager (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Philippe Boiry, French journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – Carmen Zapata, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2015Jean-Pierre Beltoise, French race car driver and motorcycle racer (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Bernard Joseph McLaughlin, American bishop (b. 1912)
  • 2016Pierre Boulez, French pianist, composer, and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2016 – Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian journalist and politician, 38th Mayor of Quebec City (b. 1938)
  • 2017Jill Saward, English rape victim and activist (b. 1965)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast day:
    • Charles of Mount Argus
    • John Neumann (Catholic Church)
    • Pope Telesphorus
    • Simeon Stylites (Latin Church)
    • January 5 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • National Bird Day (United States)
  • Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane)
  • The Twelfth day of Christmas and the Twelfth Night of Christmas. (Western Christianity)
  • Tucindan (Serbia, Montenegro)

Events

  • Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival (Harbin, China)
  • Joma Shinji at Tsurugaoka Hachimangū (Kamakura, Japan)

External links

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References

  1. Worstall, “The Story of Henry Ford’s $5 a Day Wages: It’s Not What You Think,” Forbes (March 4, 2012); the videos, “Detroit: Remember When,” Vols. 1 and 2 (1996)

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