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On This Day (by Bruce)
Events and birthdays around the world on this day
In 1440 Ivan III (the Great) grand prince of Russia, born.
In 1517 Turks conquer Cairo.
In 1528 England and France declare war on Emperor Charles V of Spain.
In 1561 Francis Bacon, England, statesman/essayist (Novum Organum), born.
In 1771 Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain.
In 1788 Lord George Gordon Noel Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan), born.
In 1901 Queen Victoria, Britain's Queen, dies at 82.
In 1905 "Bloody Sunday"; Russian demonstrators fired on by tsarist troops.
In 1909 U. Thant, Burma, 3rd UN sec-genl (1962-72), born.
In 1918 Ukraine proclaimed a free republic (German puppet).
In 1934 Bill Bixby, SF Calif, actor (Incredible Hulk, My Favorite Martian), born.
In 1939 Uranium atom 1st split, Columbia University.
In 1940 John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express), born.
In 1957 Israeli forces withdraw from the Sinai Penisula.
In 1959 Linda Blair, St Louis Mo, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born.
In 1960 Michael Hutchence, Australia, rocker (Inxs-I Need You Tonight), born.
In 1967 Olivia d'Abo, London England, actress, born.
In 1969 Judy Garland, singer/actress, dies at 48 of an alcohol overdose.
In 1976 Bank robbery in Beirut nets $20-50 million (record).
In 1987 R. Budd Dwyer, Pennsylvannia State Treasurer, facing prison for conspiracy and perjury, shot himself to death at a televised news conference.
Jan 13th, 2014