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

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    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)

    1944: Marseilles liberated

    Died 1886: Calvin E. Stowe (professor of biblical studies)

    1959: Executive Order for a 50-star U.S. flag issued


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