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Apr 14, 2021

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Historical Events

1939 - John Steinbeck novel "The Grapes of Wrath" published
1949 - International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg's last judgment
1961 - US element 103 (Lawrencium) discovered
1971 - Supreme Court upheld busing as means of achieving racial desegregation
1996 - 60th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Englishman Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Masters and 6th and final major title, 5 strokes ahead of Greg Norman of Australia
2007 - 160th Grand National: 33–1 shot Silver Birch, ridden by Robbie Power, edges out McKelvey to win by three-quarters of a length

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Famous Birthdays

1527 - Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps, books, and antiquities (Theatrum orbis terrarum), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1598)
1809 - George Willem Vreede, Dutch lawyer and politician, born in Tilburg, Netherlands (d. 1880)
1905 - Slinger Nitschke, Australian cricket batsman (S Aus and Test), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1982)
1906 - Hunter Johnson, American composer, born near Benson, North Carolina (d. 1998)
1913 - Jean Fournet, French conductor, born in Rouen, France (d. 2008)
1929 - Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra; Finnish RSO, 1956-72), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2012)

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Famous Deaths

1574 - Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
1888 - William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, dies at 62
1930 - Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), dies at 36
1996 - Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer, dies at 80
2000 - Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), dies from the effects of alcoholism at 37
2013 - Colin Davis, English conductor (NY Met 1967-71), dies at 85

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