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Historical Events

1965 - O Kommissarova (USSR) sets women's longest parachute jump (46,250')
1973 - Nate Archibald signs 7 yr contract with NBA KC Kings for $450,000
1986 - SD Padre Jimmy Jones pitchs 1-hitter in his major league debut
2001 - University of Roorkee, becomes India's 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee
2003 - Galileo mission terminated by sending the probe into Jupiter's atmosphere, where it is crushed by the pressure at the lower altitudes
2009 - Macedonia officially enters the recession after experiencing a drop in GDP of 0.9% in the first quarter, followed by 1.4% in the second quarter

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Famous Birthdays

1756 - John Loudon McAdam, Scottish engineer and road builder who created macadam road surface (asphalt), born in Ayr, Scotland (d. 1836)
1840 - Murad V, 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
1899 - Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), born in Antwerp (d. 1962)
1934 - Leonard Cohen, Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; Death of Ladies Man), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
1944 - Fannie Flagg, American actress and comediene (Candid Camera), born in Birmingham, Alabama
1945 - Richard Childress, NASCAR team owner

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Famous Deaths

1558 - Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), dies of malaria at 58
1719 - Johann Heinrich Acker, German writer (b. 1647)
1963 - Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
1966 - Paul Reynaud, Premier of France (May-June 1940), dies at 87
1985 - Gu Long, Taiwanese writer of wuxia novels (b. 1937)
1995 - Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer, dies at 94

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