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  On this day in history

Today is the Day of Avolokiteshvara, the God of mercy in Tibetan Buddhism. It is also the traditional date that Noah's Ark touched dry land in 2348 BC. Indian Princess Pocohontas married Virginia colonist John Rolfe today (not John Smith!) 92,000 began dying when a volcano erupted in Indonesia. Also dead: Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Mischa Elman, Igor Stravinsky, Kurt Cobain (suicide) and Howard Hughes. Churchill resigned in '55 and Harold Wilson in '76. The world's rarest stamp was sold. The first lung removal operation was performed. 700,000 marched on Washington for abortion rights in '92. Celebrating birthdays: Thomas Hobbes, Booker T. Washington, La Mistinguette, Spencer Tracy, Roger Corman, Jane Asher and Colin Powell.
 
     
 
 
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