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Births (150 years ago today): 1868 - Charlie Taylor, American engineer and mechanic (d. 1956)
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (d. 1997)
Births (200 years ago today): 1818 - Jacob Burckhardt, Swiss historian and academic (d. 1897)
Births (200 years ago today): 1818 - Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville, French essayist and biographer (d. 1882)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Kendall Gill, American basketball player, boxer, and sportscaster
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 - Georg von Küchler, German field marshal (b. 1881)
Events (100 years ago today): 1918 - The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
Events (50 years ago today): 1968 - H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
Deaths (1200 years ago today): 818 - Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of The Twelve Imams (b. 766)
Deaths (200 years ago today): 1818 - Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1761)
Births (150 years ago today): 1868 - Aleksa ?anti?, Bosnian poet and author (d. 1924)
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - Yasuhiro Nakasone, Japanese commander and politician, 45th Prime Minister of Japan
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Jeff Bagwell, American baseball player and coach
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1918 - ?zutsu Man'emon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 18th Yokozuna (b. 1869)
Births (200 years ago today): 1818 - P. G. T. Beauregard, American general (d. 1893)
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - Johnny Wayne, Canadian comedian (d. 1990)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Kylie Minogue, Australian singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 - Fyodor Okhlopkov, Russian sergeant and sniper (b. 1908)
Events (100 years ago today): 1918 - Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
Births (450 years ago today): 1568 - Virginia de' Medici, Italian princess (d. 1615)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 - Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1896)
Commemorations:International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Events (50 years ago today): 1968 - Charles de Gaulle reappears publicly after his flight to Baden-Baden, Germany, and dissolves the French National Assembly by a radio appeal. Immediately after, less than one million of his supporters march on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. This is the turning point of May 1968 events in France.
Births (300 years ago today): 1718 - Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, English politician, Secretary of State for the Colonies (d. 1793)
Births (250 years ago today): 1768 - Étienne Marie Antoine Champion de Nansouty, French general (d. 1815)
Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - Pita Amor, Mexican poet and author (d. 2000)
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Jason Kenney, Canadian lawyer and politician, 40th Canadian Minister of National Defence
Deaths (300 years ago today): 1718 - Arnold van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle, Dutch-English general (b. 1670)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1918 - Georgi Plekhanov, Russian philosopher and theorist (b. 1856)
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Events (800 years ago today): 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt.
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