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Historical Events

1851 - President Louis Napoleon Boaparte's forces crush an attempted coup d'etat in France
1908 - Haiti's president General Alexis Nord flees from military coup
1958 - Finnish government of Fagerholm resigns
1970 - Unemployment in US increases to 5.8%
1982 - Police and racist demonstrators clash in Antwerp
2017 - US President Donald Trump scales back Utah National Parks - Bears Ears National Monument (85%), Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (50%)

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Famous Birthdays

1580 - Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, born in East Sutton, Kent, England (d. 1626)
1923 - Charles Keating, American district attorney (Los Angeles California), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2014)
1930 - Lorraine Chargin, American boxing promoter (Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2010)
1938 - Richard Meade, British equestrian (3 x Olympic gold eventing 1968, 72; World C'ship gold team 1970, 82), born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales (d. 2015)
1964 - Scott Hastings, Scottish rugby union centre and broadcaster (65 caps; 2 caps British and Irish Lions; Watsonians RFC), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1964 - Chelsea Noble, American actress (Kate-Growing Pains), born in Cheektowaga, New York

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Famous Deaths

1214 - William I "the Lion", King of Scotland (1165-1214)
1952 - James E. Norris, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame team owner (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 72
1971 - Shunryu Suzuki, Zen teacher, founder of San Francisco Zen Center, dies
1975 - Hannah Arendt, German-American political theorist and historian (Origins of Totalitarianism), dies of a heart attack at 69
1994 - Geoffery Rudolph Elton, historiographer, dies at 73
2002 - Bernie Dwyer, British rock drummer (Freddie and The Dreamers), dies at 61

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