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  On this day in history

Louise Brown was born today in 1978 in Lancashire, England, the world's first test-tube baby. Also born: Matt LeBlanc, model Iman - wife of David Bowie, Estelle Getty, David Belasco, and Maxfield Parrish. James the Greater died in AD 44, Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1834, and golfer Ben Hogan in 1997 along with three film directors: John Schlesinger, Michael Cacoyannis and Vincente Minelli. Ulysses S. Grant was appointed first General of the US Army today in 1866. Woolworth de-segregated its lunch counters in 1960. "A Chorus Line" opens its record 6,137 performance run in 1975. First Concorde air crash disaster in Paris was the beginning of the end for that great plane in 2000. Mata Hari was sentenced to death for spying. The first steam locomotive was built and the first rail accident in America occurred today.
 
     
 
 
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