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  On this day in history

It's independence for India from Britain and Republic Day is celebrated all over the country. Workers Compensation was invented today in 1695 by none other than pirate Captain Kidd, who gave pieces of eight to his injured crew. The 3,106 carat Cullinan Diamond was discovered. John Logie Baird gave the first demo of TV for 50 scientists in Soho, London. Spanish Nationalists under Franco took Barcelona. Louisiana seceded from the Union over the slave thing. The first British convicts settled in Sydney, which was then known as Port Jackson. Birthdays today: Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Van Halen and Eartha Kitt. Also Paul Newman and Jules Feiffer. 'Lucky' Luciano wasn't. Also dead: Hugh Trevor Roper, Jose Ferrer and Abner Doubleday.
 
     
 
 
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