in History

Births (300 years ago today): 1718 - Esek Hopkins, American commander (d. 1802)

Births (100 years ago today): 1918 - Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch sprinter and long jumper (d. 2004)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1968 - John Heartfield, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1891)

Commemorations:
World Intellectual Property Day

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