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Celebrating birthdays today are Celine Dion, Tracy Chapman, Eric Clapton, Warren Beatty, Tom Sharpe, Sean O'Casey and artists Goya, Paul Verlaine and Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' sold for a then record $39.9 million at Christies, London. The world's first operation using an anesthetic was performed in 1842. The US bought Alaska for less than 2 cents an acre. London took over the rule of Northern Ireland. The last US prison in Vietnam was released. Ronnie Reagan was shot by John Hinckley. Archbishop Oscar Romero was also shot today, Airey Neave was killed and Bobby Driscoll OD'ed. 150 years after the last woman execution, a murderess got fried by "Old Sparky" in Florida. A pencil with an attached eraser was patented.
 
     
 
 
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