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Births (600 years ago today): 1416 - Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent, English politician, Lord High Treasurer (d. 1490)
Births (100 years ago today): 1916 - François Mitterrand, French lawyer and politician, 21st President of France (d. 1996)
Births (50 years ago today): 1966 - Sverre Gjørvad, Norwegian drummer and composer
Deaths (150 years ago today): 1866 - John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer, founded the Labatt Brewing Company (b. 1803)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1966 - Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
Commemorations:Austria National Day
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Undercover in Ancient Rome
New Book from ActiveHistory:
Using limericks as a revision tool
Counterfactuals in History
Who is your Historical Hero?
Compare and Contrasting the Rise of Dictators in Different Regions
JFK and the Diem Coup: To what extent was Kennedy responsible?
Kennedy and Latin America: The Alliance for Progress
The 1960 Election Campaign: The TV Debates and the Inaugural Address
JFK: Introduction and Overview
SOLO Hexagons: The Rise of Hitler
Model Essay: To what extent were conflicting views about Germany the main cause of the Cold War up to 1949?
Cold War Historiography