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"Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are." —  Miguel de Cervantes

Birthdays

1547 — Miguel de Cervantes, novelist ("Don Quixote")

1757 — Charles X, reactionary king of France (1824-30); deposed

1888 — Hank Patterson Alabama, actor ("Gunsmoke," Fred Ziffel in "Green Acres")

1918 — E. Howard Hunt, Hamburg, N.Y., involved in Watergate break-in

1940 — John Lennon, rocker-Beatle ("Imagine")

1941 — Trent Lott, U.S. representative, R-Miss. (1973- )

Events

1000 — Leif Ericson discovers "Vinland" (possibly New England)

1888 — Public admitted to Washington Monument

1890 — Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Red-Headed League"

1916 — Babe Ruth pitches and wins longest World Series game (14 innings) 2-1

1936 — Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles

1967 — Che Guevara executed in Bolivia

1973 — Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorce after six years

1975 — Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov wins Nobel Peace Prize

1979 — Howard Stern begins broadcasting on WCCC in Hartford, Conn.

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