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1706
Birthday of Benjamin FranklinBirthday of Benjamin Franklin (1706)Top 10 Inventions of All Time
Top 10 Iconic Americans

1899
Birthday of Al CaponeBirthday of Al Capone (1899).Top 10 Movie Portrayals of Real Life Gangsters
Top 10 Infamous Gangsters

1912
Robert Falcon Scott reaches South Pole one month after Roald AmundsenCaptain Robert Falcon Scott reaches the South Pole, one month after Roald Amundsen (1912)Discovery and Death in Antarctica

1922
Birthday of Betty White Birthday of Betty White (1922)Betty White Biography: 'The Golden Girls' to 'The Proposal'

1929
Birthday of Jacques Plante Birthday of Jacques Plante (1929)Jacques Plante: The Mask

1929
Popeye the Sailor Man first appears in the comic strip Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip (1929)The Origins of Popeye

1942
Birthday of Muhammad AliBirthday of Muhammad Ali (1942)The Life and Career of Muhammad Ali
Top 10 Controversial Athletes
Top 10 Most Dominant Male Athletes of All Time
Top 10 Fighters of All Time

1946
The UN Security Council holds its first session The UN Security Council holds its first session (1946)The United Nations: History and Functions

1949
Birthday of Andy KaufmanBirthday of Andy Kaufman (1949)Top 10 Dead People Rumored to be Alive

1949
Birthday of The Rolling Stones' Mick TaylorBirthday of Mick Taylor [The Rolling Stones] (1949)The History of The Rolling Stones

1956
Birthday of Paul YoungSinger and musician Paul Young is bornTop 10 Misheard Lyrics

1962
Birthday of Jim CarreyBirthday of actor Jim Carrey (1962)The Career of Funny Man Jim Carrey
Top 10 Hilarious Jim Carrey Moments
Top 10 Movie Idiots
Top 10 Canadian Comedians

1964
Birthday of Michelle ObamaBirthday of Michelle Obama, First Lady and wife of President Barack Obama (1964)Top 10 Influential First Ladies of the United States
Biography of Barack Obama: Life and Accomplishments

1969
Birthday of TiestoDutch DJ and producer Tiesto is bornTop 10 Superstar EDM DJs and Producers of All Time

1971
Birthday of Kid RockBirthday of Kid Rock (1971).Top 10 Music Feuds and Rivalries

1971
Release: Release of What's Going On by Marvin GayeRelease of What's Going On by Marvin Gaye (1971)Top 10 Protest Songs

1976
The Blues Brothers characters debut on Saturday Night LiveThe Blues Brothers characters debut on Saturday Night Live, performed by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi (1976)Top 10 Saturday Night Live Characters

1977
End of ten-year moratorium on capital punishment in the United States Convicted murderer Gary Gilmore is executed by a firing squad in Utah, ending a ten-year moratorium on Capital punishment in the United States (1977)The History of Capital Punishment in the United States

1980
Birthday of Zooey DeschanelBirthday of Zooey Deschanel (1980)Top 13 Hot Actresses of 2013

1984
Birthday of Calvin Harris Birthday of Calvin Harris (1984)Interview With DJ Calvin Harris on MySpace

1986
Release: Iron EagleThe film Iron Eagle is released (1986)Top 10 Aerial Movie Dogfights

1988
Premiere of The New Adventures of Winnie the PoohPremiere of Disney animated series, 'The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh' (1988).Top 10 Disney Animated TV Series

1991
Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morningGulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation (1991)Persian Gulf War: Timeline of Operation Desert Storm
Top 10 Defining Moments of 1990s America

1998
Matt Drudge breaks Lewinsky scandalLewinsky scandal: Matt Drudge breaks the story of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair on his website The Drudge Report (1998)Top 10 Political Lies of All Time
Biography of Bill Clinton: Arkansas Governor to the Presidency

1998
Release: Who Am I?Who Am I? is released (1998)Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops

2006
Release: Release of Shake That by EminemRelease of Shake That by Eminem (2006)Another Top 10 Animated Music Videos
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