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Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer, co-founded Universal Studios (d. 1939)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - M. G. Ramachandran, Indian actor, director, and politician, 5th Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (d. 1987)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Richard Hawley, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1617 - Fausto Veranzio, Croatian bishop and lexicographer (b. 1551)

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