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Historical Events

1956 - Romanian canoeist Leon Rotman wins the men's C-1,000m gold medal at the Melbourne Olympics; claims the singles double after also winning the C-1 10,000m gold
1963 - Nagaland becomes a state of the Indian union
1974 - Boeing 727 crashes in Upperville Virginia, 92 died
1990 - Iraq accepts Bush's offer for talks
2007 - T. C. Williams High School’s newly constructed basketball court is named after Earl Lloyd
2015 - In the largest deal ever for a MLB pitcher, Boston Red Sox land one of the biggest catches of the off-season, signing free agent David Price for 7 years and $217 million

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Famous Birthdays

1716 - Etienne-Maurice Falconet, French sculptor patronized by Madame de Pompadour, born in Paris, France (d. 1791)
1814 - August Rockel, German composer, born in Graz (d. 1876)
1883 - Romanos Melik'yan, Armenian composer, born in Kizlyar, (d. 1935)
1906 - Jean Cartan, French composer, born in Nancy (d. 1932)
1908 - Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
1943 - Orton Enderlein, German [GDR] luger (Olympic gold women's singles 1964; World C'ships gold 1965, 67)), born in Trünzig, Sachsen, Germany

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Famous Deaths

1433 - Emperor Go-Komatsu of Japan, 100th Emperor of Japan, dies at 56
1945 - Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, dies at 64
1975 - Nick Kenny, American columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), dies at 80
1987 - Donn Fulton Eisele, American Air force officer and astronaut, dies of a heart attack at 57
1997 - Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, dies at 89
2016 - Elisabeth Carron, American soprano ("The Saint of Bleecker Street"; New York City Opera, 1958-73), dies at 94

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