Events (150 years ago today): 1864 - Battle of Dybbøl: A Prussian-Austrian army defeats Denmark and gains control of Schleswig. Denmark surrenders the province in the following peace settlement.

Births (150 years ago today): 1864 - Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (d. 1916)

Births (100 years ago today): 1914 - Claire Martin, Canadian author

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Bez, English drummer (Happy Mondays and Black Grape)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1864 - Juris Alunāns, Latvian philologist (b. 1832)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1964 - Ben Hecht, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1894)

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