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 Events (200 years ago today): 1823Monroe Doctrine: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President James Monroe proclaims American neutrality in future European conflicts, and warns European powers not to interfere in the Americas.

 Births (100 years ago today): 1923Maria Callas, American-Greek soprano and actress (d. 1977)[15]

 Births (50 years ago today): 1973Graham Kavanagh, Irish footballer and manager

 Births (50 years ago today): 1973 – Monica Seles, Serbian-American tennis player[18]

 Births (50 years ago today): 1973 – Lee Steele, English footballer

 Births (50 years ago today): 1973 – Jan Ullrich, German cyclist

 Deaths (300 years ago today): 1723Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (b. 1674)

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