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Events (150 years ago today): 1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.

Births (500 years ago today): 1519Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, German humanist and physician (d. 1585)

Births (200 years ago today): 1819George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Byron Houston, American basketball player

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1819John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)

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