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Today in History

Events (150 years ago today): 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of the Crater - Union forces attempt to break Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia by exploding a large bomb under their trenches.

Births (150 years ago today): 1864 - Dirk Boest Gips, Dutch target shooter (d. 1920)

Births (100 years ago today): 1914 - Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and author, 6th President of the International Olympic Committee (d. 1999)

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Vivica A. Fox, American actress and producer

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