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Today in History

Events (150 years ago today): 1864 - American Civil War: the Confederate Army General John Bell Hood orders the evacuation of Atlanta, ending a four-month siege by General William Tecumseh Sherman.

Events (100 years ago today): 1914 - St. Petersburg, Russia, changes its name to Petrograd.

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Brian Bellows, Canadian ice hockey player

Deaths (600 years ago today): 1414 - William de Ros, 6th Baron de Ros, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (b. 1369)

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