Events (200 years ago today): 1814 - Opening of the Congress of Vienna, intended to redraw Europe's political map after the defeat of Napoléon the previous spring.

Events (50 years ago today): 1964 - The Free Speech Movement is launched on the campus of University of California, Berkeley.

Births (100 years ago today): 1914 - Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, lawyer, and author, 12th Librarian of Congress (d. 2004)

Births (50 years ago today): 1964 - Harry Hill, English comedian, actor, and author

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1864 - Rose O'Neal Greenhow, American spy (b. 1817)

Commemorations:
International Day of Older Persons
World Vegetarian Day
People's Republic Of China National Day
Nigeria National Day
Tuvalu National Day

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