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This Day In History
The Eiffel Tower is officially opened.
Richard Pearse allegedly makes a powered flight in an early aircraft.
The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (later the National Collegiate Athletic Association) is established to set rules for college sports in the United States.
Remington Rand delivers the first UNIVAC I computer to the United States Census Bureau.
The USS Missouri, the last active United States Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California.
The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
René Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician (d. 1650)
Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (d. 1750)
Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (d. 1809)
Andrew Lang, Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology.
Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (d. 1999)
William Daniels, American actor
Gordie Howe, Canadian ice hockey player
John Jakes, American writer
Shirley Jones, American singer and actress
Herb Alpert, American trumpeter and band leader
Christopher Walken, American actor
Ewan McGregor, Scottish actor