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  On this day in history

They're celebrating the Festival of the Immaculate Conception in Italy. Let's go! In 1660, Mrs. Norris stepped on stage as Desdemona in "Othello," the first woman allowed to play Shakespeare. A dead man in Charleston, SC in 1792 became the first person in the US to be cremated. Irving Berlin's first musical opened on Broadway. Coaxial cable was patented. Hong Kong issued its first postage stamp. The day after Pearl Harbor, with 2,400 dead Americans, the US declared war on Japan. Mark David Chapman, an autograph hunter with a gun, shot John Lennon in NY. Also dead Slim Pickens, Golda Meir, and Luther Adler. Born: Horace in 65 BC, Mary Queen of Scots, Joel Chandler Harris, Feydeau, James Thurber, and Jim Morrison.
 
     
 
 
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A page for every day of the year lists all major events, famous people who were born or died, Saints' Days and holidays. More...   A cultural history by decades - people, events, factoids, fads, innovations, techno- logy, arts and fashions from the 1650s to now. More...   A collection of classic, well-written, humor pieces that have circulated via the web for years - the crème de la crème. More...
 
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