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Birthdays

1810 — Cassius Marcellus Clay, major general (Union volunteers), died in 1903

1922 — Jack Anderson, newspaper columnist (Washington Post)

1945 — Patricia Ireland, feminist (president of National Organization of Women)

1962 — Evander Holyfield, heavyweight boxing champion (1990- )

1967 — Amy Carter, President Carter’s daughter, peace activist

Events

B.C. — Battle at Sama: Roman army under Scipio Africanus beats Hannibal

1765 — Stamp Act Congress meets in New York, writes declaration of rights and liberties

1781 — Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown at 2 p.m.; Revolutionary War ends

1812 — Napoleon begins his retreat from Moscow

1879 — Thomas Edison demonstrates electric light

1919 — Reds beat White Sox, five games to three, in 16th World Series. This series is known as the "Black Sox" scandal, as seven White Sox throw the series.

1951 — President Harry Truman formally ends state of war with Germany

1982 — Automaker John DeLorean arrested on cocaine charges (not guilty)

 

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