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  On this day in history

Nero fiddled while two-thirds of Rome burned to the ground today in 64 AD. Say 'happy birthday' to Nelson Mandela, Steve Forbes, Vin Diesel, Elizabeth McGovern, William Makepeace Thackeray, Chill Wills, Richard Branson, and Ricky Skaggs. In 1877 Thomas A. Edison discovered the principle of recorded sound. (He shouted Haloo! into a strip phonograph.) Adolf Hitler published part one of Mein Kampf today in 1925. Race riots began in New York in 1964 and spread across country. The first electric power generated from atomic energy was sold today in 1955. Teddy Kennedy drove over Chappaquiddick Bridge in Maine killing Ms. Kopechne. Also died today: Horatio Alger, Petrarch, John Paul Jones, Jane Austen and Thomas Cook.
 
     
 
 
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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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