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Events (450 years ago today): 1571 – The Royal Exchange opens in London.
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – Scott Gibbs, Welsh-South African rugby player and sportscaster
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921 – Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer and conductor (b. 1877)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Fritz Feigl, Austrian-Brazilian chemist and academic (b. 1871)
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – José Carlos Fernandez, Bolivian footballer
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Bill W., American activist, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
Births (100 years ago today): 1921 – Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist and academic (d. 2010)
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – Luca Badoer, Italian race car driver
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Barry III, Guinean lawyer and politician (b. 1923)
Births (400 years ago today): 1621 – Thomas Willis, English physician and anatomist (d. 1675)
Births (200 years ago today): 1821 – John Chivington, American colonel and pastor (d. 1892)
Births (100 years ago today): 1921 – Donna Reed, American actress (d. 1986)
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – Patrice Brisebois, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921 – Maurice Buckley, Australian sergeant (b. 1891)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Jacobo Árbenz, Guatemalan captain and politician, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
Commemorations:International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Events (350 years ago today): 1671 – Original city of Panama (founded in 1519) was destroyed by a fire when privateer Henry Morgan sacked and set fire to it. The site of the previously devastated city is still in ruins (see Panama Viejo).
Events (150 years ago today): 1871 – Franco-Prussian War: The Siege of Paris ends in French defeat and an armistice.
Births (100 years ago today): 1921 – Vytautas Norkus, Lithuanian-American basketball player (d. 2014)
Deaths (750 years ago today): 1271 – Isabella of Aragon, Queen of France (b. 1247)
Deaths (400 years ago today): 1621 – Pope Paul V (b. 1550)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921 – Mustafa Suphi, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1883)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Donald Winnicott, English paediatrician and psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
Deaths (150 years ago today): 1871 – Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé, Canadian author (b. 1786)
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Events (1050 years ago today): 971 – Using crossbows, Song dynasty troops soundly defeat a war elephant corps of the Southern Han at Shao.
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