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Born 1949: Richard Gere (actor)

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    Born 1918: Ted Williams (baseball player)

    1957: As Sen. Thurmond's filibuster came to an end, he established a new record for the longest speech by one senator (24 hrs and 18 min.), and despite his efforts The Civil Rights Bill passed

    Born 1728: John Stark (American Revolutionary War general)

    1798: First successful U.S. vineyard established in Kentucky

    Born 1961: Tom Ford (fashion designer)

    1883: Krakatoa, a volcano on an Indonesian island, began to erupt. Over this and the next day, the eruption caused tsunamis that killed 36,000 people. Particles from the eruption were released into the stratosphere, causing the average temperature of Earth to lower by one degree for the next two years.

    Born 1930: Sean Connery (actor)

    Born 1988: Rupert Grint (actor)


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