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This Day In History
Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend.
Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland.
The first settlers arrive in Maryland.
Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens.
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world.
First demonstration of pancake making takes place in a New York City department store.
The Palace Theatre, the home of vaudeville, opens in New York City.
Canada's Avro Arrow makes its first flight.
The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch.
Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (d. 1380).
Saint Jean de Brébeuf, French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
Arturo Toscanini, Italian conductor, (d. 1957)
Gutzon Borglum, American sculptor (d. 1941)
Béla Bartók, Hungarian composer (d. 1945)
Norman Borlaug, American agriculturalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2009)
Patrick Troughton, English actor (d. 1987)
Jim Lovell, American astronaut
Elton John, English singer and songwriter