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It's John the Baptist's Saint Day and Saint John's Day and Midsummer Day is celebrated worldwide. John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster was born today as was Saint John of the Cross in 1542, John Dempsey (known as boxer Jack), and poet John Ciardi. Explorer John Cabot reached the North American shore in 1497. Today in 1947 was the first reported sighting of an UFO. Napoleon invaded Russia in 1812, and in 1314 the Scots won the battle of Bannockburn under Robert the Bruce. The first photo of a comet was taken. Picasso opened his first exhibit in Paris. The movie "Batman" opened to big business. Van Gogh and Monet paintings sold for record millions. Today was the start of King Philip's War as colonist at Plymouth were massacred by Indians.
 
     
 
 
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