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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 1338 Charles V (the Wise), king of France (1364-80), born.
In 1604 Tsar Ivan IV defeats the False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar.
In 1793 Louis XVI French king, beheaded by French revolutionaries.
In 1799 Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced.
In 1813 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii.
In 1824 Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed), born.
In 1905 Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (long-skirted look), born.
In 1920 Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-?), born.
In 1921 Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart, born.
In 1924 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show), born.
In 1924 Telly Savalas Garden City NJ, actor (Acapulco, Kojak), born.
In 1924 Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Russian leader, dies of a stroke at 54.
In 1940 Jack Nicklaus, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76), born.
In 1941 Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor, born.
In 1950 George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46.
In 1954 Nautilus, 1st atomic powered submarine launched.
In 1957 Geena Davis, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly), born.
In 1959 Cecil Blount de Mille, producer (10 Commandments), dies 77.
In 1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria.
In 1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain and France.
In 1977 Pres Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders.
In 1978 Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever album goes #1 for 24 weeks.
In 1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer).
In 1990 John McEnroe becomes the 1st ever expelled from the Australian Open for throwing a tantrum and swearing at an official.
Jan 13th, 2014