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1980Playboy playmate-model, Dorothy Stratten, is murdered in Los Angeles, California, at age 20. She is killed by her estranged husband, Paul Snider, who committed suicide after the murder. The movie, Star 80, tells the story of her life and death.

BC 29–Octavian holds the second of three consecutive triumphs in Rome to celebrate the victory over the Dalmatian tribes.

582–Byzantine Emperor, Tiberius II Constantine, dies at age 62.

1040–King Duncan of Scotland is murdered by Macbeth, who then becomes King and rules for 17 years.

1183–Taira no Munemori and the Taira clan take the young Emperor Antoku and the three sacred treasures and flee to western Japan to escape pursuit by the Minamoto clan.

1288–Count Adolf VIII of Berg grants town privileges to Düsseldorf, the village on the banks of the Düssel River.

1297–Emperor Hanazono of Japan is born Tomihito-shinno in Japan.

1337–Robert III of Scotland is born John Stewart at Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland.

1352–Anglo-Bretons defeat the French in the Battle of Mauron.

1370–Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, grants city privileges to Carlsbad which is subsequently named after him.

1385–In the Battle of Aljubarrota, Portuguese forces commanded by King John I and his General Nuno Álvares Pereira defeat the Castilian army of King John I.

1433–John I of Portugal dies in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal, at age 75.

1457–The first book to be printed in color appears. The Mainz Psalter is designed by Johannes Gutenberg and printed in red and black.

1464–Pope Pius II dies in Ancona, Marche, Papal States, at age 58.

1479–Catherine of York is born at Eltham Palace in Greenwich, England. She was the ninth child and sixth daughter of King Edward IV, by his wife Elizabeth Woodville. From birth to death, she was daughter of Edward IV, sister of Edward V, niece of Richard III, sister-in-law of Henry VII, and aunt of Henry VIII.

1480–Ottoman troops behead 800 Christians for refusing to convert to Islam. They are later honored in the Church.

1688–Frederick William I of Prussia is born in Berlin, Prussia.

1720–The Spanish military Villasur expedition is wiped out by Pawnee and Otoe warriors near (present-day) Columbus, Nebraska.

1727–Louise Élisabeth of France is born Marie Louise Élisabeth de France at the Palace of Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. She was the twin sister of Princess Henriette of France.

1727–Princess Henriette of France is born Anne Henriette de France at the Palace of Versailles in the Île-de-France region of France. She was the twin sister of Louise Élisabeth de France.

1740–Pope Pius VII is born Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti in Cesena, Papal States.

1816–The United Kingdom formally annexes the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, administering the islands from the Cape Colony in South Africa.

1822–Services are held for poet, Percy B. Shelley and Edward Williams, on the banks of the Mediterranean, where the two had drowned after a boating accident. Lord Byron is in attendance. Trelawny, who officiates, smashes Shelley's skull, lest Byron salvage it to use as a drinking cup.

1842–The Second Seminole War ends, with the Seminoles forced from Florida to Oklahoma.

1848–Oregon Territory is organized by act of U.S. Congress.

1851–Old West dentist, gambler, and outlaw, Doc Holliday, is born John Henry Holliday in Griffin, Georgia. He was a good friend of Wyatt Earp. He is best known for his role as a temporary deputy marshal in the events leading up to and following the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, on October 26, 1881.

1871–Emperor Guangxu of China is born Aixin Jueluo Zaitian at Prince Chun Mansion, Beijing, China.

1876–Alexander I of Serbia is born Aleksandar Obrenovic in Belgrade, Serbia.

1880–Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.

1881–Actor, director, and producer, Francis Ford, is born Francis Feeney in Portland, Maine. Ford may have acted in over 400 films, with many of his early credits poorly documented and probably lost. The films he was involved with include Frankenstein, Scarface, Destry Rides Again, Roman Scandals, The Plainsman, The Prisoner of Zenda, A Star Is Born, Stagecoach, Drums Along the Mohawk, Young Mr. Lincoln, They Died with Their Boots On, Tobacco Road, The Ox-Bow Incident, 3 Godfathers, and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. He was the mentor and elder brother of film director, John Ford.

1885–Japan's first patent is issued to the inventor of a rust-proof paint.

1888–Inventor, John Logie Baird, is born in Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. He was an engineer, innovator, and inventor of the world's first mechanical television; the first publicly demonstrated color television system; and the first purely electronic color television picture tube. Baird's early technological successes and his role in the practical introduction of broadcast television for home entertainment have earned him a prominent place in television history.

1890–Priest, Michael J. McGivney, dies of pneumonia in Thomaston, Connecticut. He founded the Knights of Columbus. It developed through the 20th century as the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization.

1891–Sarah Childress Polk, wife of President James K. Polk, dies in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 87. She was the 12th First Lady of the United States.

1893–France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.

1897–During the Franco-Hova Wars, the town of Anosimena is captured by French troops from Menabe defenders in Madagascar.

1899–Super-centenarian, Evelyn Kozak, is born Evelyn Jacobson in Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York. She would live to the age of 113 (and 301 days).

1900–The Eight-Nation Alliance occupies Beijing, China, in a campaign to end the bloody Boxer Rebellion in China.

1901–The first powered flight is made by Gustave Whitehead in his Number 21.

1909–Announcer, Ed Herlihy, is born Edward Joseph Herlihy in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a newsreel narrator for Universal-International and a long-time radio and television announcer for NBC. He was also the voice of Kraft Foods radio and TV commercials from the 1940s through the early 1980s.

1912–U.S. Marines invade Nicaragua to support the U.S. backed government installed there after José Santos Zelaya had resigned three years earlier.

1912–American physicist, Frank Oppenheimer, is born in New York, New York. A younger brother of renowned physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Frank conducted research on aspects of nuclear physics during the time of the Manhattan Project, and made contributions to uranium enrichment. After the war, his earlier involvement with the American Communist Party placed him under scrutiny, and he resigned from his physics position at the University of Minnesota. In 1969, Oppenheimer founded the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California, and he served as its first director until his death in 1985.

1914–The Battle of Lorraine begins, but it is an unsuccessful French offensive designed to recover the lost province of Moselle from Germany.

1916–Romania declares war on Austria-Hungary, joining the Entente in World War I.

1921–Tannu Uriankhai (later Tuvan People's Republic) is established as a completely independent country that is supported by Soviet Russia.

1922–Aloha Park opens in Honolulu, Hawaii, adjacent to the Fort DeRussy Army Base. The park’s entrance is inspired by the Palace of Fine Arts arcade at the 1915 San Francisco Exposition. At the opening the rides include the Big Dipper roller coaster, a Noah’s Ark fun house, a 70-foot-high Traver Seaplane, a ten-car Dodgem, a Carousel, a Miniature Railroad, and a Penny Arcade.

1923–Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem is born Damianos G. Karivalis on the Greek island of Chios.

1923–Actress, Alice (Margaret) Ghostley, is born in Eve, Vernon County, Missouri. She is best known for the role of Esmeralda on the TV series Bewitched. She appeared in the films To Kill a Mockingbird, My Six Loves, The Flim-Flam Man, The Graduate, With Six You Get Eggroll, Gator, Rabbit Test, and Grease.

1926–Jazz and pop singer, Buddy Greco, is born Armando Joseph Greco in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He had a long career in the U.S. and U.K., and was good friends with the “Rat Pack.” His recordings, in several genres including jazz, pop, and country, have sold millions of records.

1926–Italian director and screenwriter, Lina Wertmüller, is born Arcangela Felice Assunta Wertmüller von Elgg Español von Braueich in Rome, Italy. Her films include The Lizards, Let's Talk About Men, The Belle Starr Story, The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy, All Screwed Up, Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August, and Seven Beauties.

1933–Loggers cause a forest fire in the Coast Range of Oregon, later known as the first forest fire of the Tillamook Burn. It is extinguished on September 5, 1933, after destroying 240,000 acres.

1935–President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for retired Americans.

1936–Rainey Bethea is hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, in the last public execution in the United States.

1935–President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act, creating a government pension system for retired Americans.

1941–Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

1941–Lynne Cheney, wife of Vice President Dick Cheney, is born Lynne Ann Vincent in Casper, Wyoming. She was the 32nd Second Lady of the United States.

1941–Singer, David Crosby, is born David Van Courtland Crosby in Los Angeles, California. First a member of The Byrds, he then teamed up with Stephen Stills and Graham Nash in 1968, to form Crosby, Stills & Nash. He wrote or co-wrote the songs Lady Friend, Why, Eight Miles High, Guinnevere, Wooden Ships, Shadow Captain, In My Dreams, and Almost Cut My Hair. In 1982, after being convicted of several drugs and weapons offenses, Crosby spent nine months in a Texas state prison. The drug charges stemmed from charges related to possession of heroin and cocaine. His parents were Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead (a descendent of the prominent Van Cortlandt family) and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award-winning cinematographer and descendent of the Van Rensselaer family.

1941–Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt sign the Atlantic Charter of war stating postwar aims.

1945–Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II, and the Japanese Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender.

1945–Actress, Brenda Benet, is born Brenda Ann Nelson in Hollywood, California. She was best known for her roles on the soap operas The Young Marrieds and Days of Our Lives. She appeared in the films Beach Ball, Harum Scarum, Track of Thunder, and Walking Tall. She was married to actors, Paul Peterson and Bill Bixby.

1945–Comedian and actor, Steve Martin, is born Stephen Glenn Martin in Waco, Texas. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. He was also a regular host of the TV show Saturday Night Live. He appeared in the films The Jerk, Pennies from Heaven, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Man with Two Brains, The Lonely Guy, All of Me, !three Amigos!, The Little Shop of Horrors. Roxanne, Parenthood, Grand Canyon, Cheaper by the Dozen, and The Big Year. He was married to actress, Victoria Tennant.

1945–Film director, Wim Wenders, is born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders in Düsseldorf, Rhine Province, Allied-occupied Germany. His films include Summer in the City, The Scarlet Letter, Hammett, Room 666, The State of Things, Paris Texas, Until the End of the World, The End of Violence, The Million Dollar Deal, and Don’t Come Knocking. He was married to actress, Ronee Blakely.

1946–Actor, Antonio (Juan) Fargas, is born in New York, New York. He is best known for the role of Huggy Bear in the 1970s TV series Starsky & Hutch. He appeared in the films Putney Swope, Shaft, Cisco Pike, Cleopatra Jones, Busting, Conrack, The Gambler, Next Stop Greenwich Village, Car Wash, Pretty Baby, Up the Academy, and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka.

1946–Larry Graham, of Sly & the Family Stone, is born in Beaumont, Texas.

1946–Actress, Susan Saint James, is born Susan Jane Miller in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her roles on the TV shows McMillan & Wife and Kate & Allie. She appeared in the films Where Angels Go Trouble Follows, What's So Bad About Feeling Good?, Outlaw Blues, Love at First Bite, and How to Beat the High Cost of Living. She was married to television producer, Dick Ebersol.

1947–India and Pakistan are granted independence from the British Commonwealth.

1947–Writer, Danielle Steel, is born Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel in Queens, New York. Her novels have been translated into 28 languages and can be found in 47 countries across the globe. Her works include Going Home, The Promise, Remembrance, Loving, Changes, Family Album, Secrets, Star, and No Greater Love.

1950–Cartoonist, Gary Larson, is born in Tacoma, Washington. He is the creator of "The Far Side," a single-panel cartoon series that was syndicated internationally to over 1,900 newspapers for 15 years. His 23 books of collected cartoons have a combined sales of more than 45 million copies.

1951–Slim Dunlap, of The Replacements, is born Bob Dunlap in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1951–Actor, Carl Lumbly, is born Carlton Winston Lumbly in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is best known for the role of NYPD Detective Marcus Petrie on the police drama Cagney & Lacey. He appeared in the films Escape from Alcatraz, Caveman, Everybody’s All-American, Pacific Heights, and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

1951–Newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst, dies in Beverly Hills, California, at age 88. Hearst entered the publishing business in 1887, after being given control of The San Francisco Examiner by his wealthy father, George Hearst. He built the nation's largest newspaper chain and media company Hearst Communications. His flamboyant methods of yellow journalism influenced the nation's popular media by emphasizing sensationalism and human interest stories. His life story was the basis for the Orson Welles’ film Citizen Kane. His famous mansion, Hearst Castle, on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean near San Simeon, California, is now a State Historical Monument and a National Historic Landmark.

1953–Composer and conductor, James (Roy) Horner, is born in Los Angeles, California. His film scores include The Hand, Wolfen, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 48 Hrs., Testament, Gorky Park, Cocoon, Aliens, Willow, Field of Dreams, Once Around, Swing Kids, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, and Avatar.

1953–Gang leader, Raymond (Lee) Washington, is born in Los Angeles, California. He founded the South Central Los Angeles street gang, the Crips.

1956–Actress, Jackée Harry, is born Jacqueline Yvonne Harry in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is best known for the role of Sandra Clark on the TV sitcom 227. She appeared in the films The Cotton Club, The Women of Brewster Place, We’ll Take Manhattan, and Ladybugs.

1956–Playwright, Bertolt Brecht, dies of a heart attack in East Berlin, Germany, at age 58. After a bout with rheumatic fever as a child, he had suffered heart problems his entire life. He was a social and ideological reformer of the theater. There are few areas of modern theatrical culture that have not felt the impact or influence of Brecht's ideas and practices.

1957–NBC-TV pulls the plug on The Nat King Cole Show after a year-long search for a sponsor. Nat's show had attracted quality guests like Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Harry Belafonte.

1958–French physicist, (Jean) Frederic Joliot-Curie, dies in Paris, France, at age 58. In 1935, he and his wife, Irène Joliot-Curie, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of "artificial radioactivity.”

1958–Elvis Presley’s mother, Gladys Presley, dies of a heart attack in Memphis, Tennessee, at age 42. Elvis will never be the same.

1959–The founding and first official meeting of the American Football League takes place.

1959–Actress, Marcia Gay Harden, is born in La Jolla, California. She appeared in the films Miller’s Crossing, Late for Dinner, Crush, Used People, Safe Passage, The Spitfire Grill, Spy Hard, Meet Joe Black, Space Cowboys, Pollock, Mystic River, Mona Lisa Smile, Into the Wild, The Mist, and Fifty Shades of Grey.

1959–Basketball player and coach, Magic Johnson, is born Earvin Johnson, Jr. in Lansing, Michigan. He played point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers for 13 seasons. Johnson retired abruptly in 1991, after announcing that he had contracted HIV, but returned to play in the 1992 All-Star Game, winning the All-Star MVP Award. Johnson was a member of the 1992 U.S. men's Olympic basketball team (The Dream Team), which won the Olympic gold medal that year.

1961–Child actress, Susan (Marie) Olsen, is born in Santa Monica, California. She is best known for the role of Cindy Brady on the TV series The Brady Bunch.

1962–Two gunmen hijack a mail truck in Plymouth, Massachusetts, making off with $1.5 million.

1962–Drummer, Ringo Starr, is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes at Butlin’s Holiday Camp, when he receives a telephone call from John Lennon, confirming Ringo’s invitation to join The Beatles. The Beatles need Ringo right away, so he gives Rory Storm three days notice and, on August 18th, Ringo appears as a member of The Beatles for the first time.

1963–Director, playwright, and screenwriter, Clifford Odets, dies of stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California, at age 57. From early 1935 on, Odets' socially relevant dramas proved extremely influential, particularly for the remainder of the Great Depression. His works include Paradise Lost, Golden Boy, Clash by Night, The Big Knife, The Country Girl, Sweet Smell of Success, and Wild in the Country.

1964–Rocker guitarist, Johnny Burnette, dies by drowning in a fishing boat accident in Clear Lake, California, at age 30. Along with his older brother, Dorsey Burnette, and friend Paul Burlison, Burnette was a founding member of The Rock and Roll Trio. As a solo artist, his big hit was You're Sixteen, which reached #8 on America’s “Hot 100” and #3 in Britain.

1965–The Beatles, in the U.S. for a tour of North America, tape an appearance for The Ed Sullivan Show. Recording at Studio 50, New York, New York, they perform I Feel Fine, I’m Down, Act Naturally, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday, and Help! The program is broadcast on September 12th, for the season-opener of the popular variety show. Also appearing on this show are Cilla Black, Soupy Sales, Allen and Rossi, and Fantasio the Magician.

1966–On their final tour of America, The Beatles perform a concert at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The show is interrupted when 2,500 fans flood onto the field where The Beatles are playing.

1966–A Longview, Texas, radio station sponsors a public bonfire for Beatles records. The station is knocked off the air when it is struck by a bolt of lightning.

1966–Actress, (Maria) Halle Berry, is born in Cleveland, Ohio. She appeared in the films Jungle Fever, The Last Boy Scout, Losing Isaiah, Bulworth, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Die Another Day, and Cloud Atlas.

1967–The U.K. Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal.

1969–British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.

1970–Kevin (Rene) Cadogan, of Third Eye Blind, is born in Oakland, California.

1971–Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.

1972–An East German Ilyushin Il-62 crashes during takeoff from East Berlin, killing 156 people.

1972–Pianist, composer and actor, Oscar Levant, dies of a heart attack in Beverly Hills, California, at age 65. He was as famous for his mordant character and witticisms, on the radio, in movies, and in television, as he was for his music. Open about his neuroses and hypochondria, in later life Levant became addicted to prescription drugs and was frequently committed to mental hospitals by his wife. Despite his afflictions, Levant was considered by some to be a genius in many areas. He appeared in the films Charlie Chan at the Opera, Rhythm on the River, Kiss the Boys Goodbye, Rhapsody in Blue, Humoresque, Romance on the High Seas, You Were Meant for Me, The Barkleys of Broadway, An American in Paris, O. Hentry’s Full House, The I Don’t Care Girl, The Band Wagon, and The Cobweb.

1973–The Pakistan Constitution comes into effect.

1973–The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ends, marking the official end to 12 years of combat in Southeast Asia by the U.S.

1974–The second Turkish invasion of Cyprus begins: 140,000 to 200,000 Greek Cypriots become refugees, around 6,000 are massacred, and 1,619 are missing.

1974–Ana Matronic, of Scissor Sisters, is born Ana Lynch in Portland, Oregon.

1975–The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running film history, opens in London, England, and Los Angeles, California.

1980–Playboy playmate-model, Dorothy Stratten, is murdered in Los Angeles, California, at age 20. She is killed by her estranged husband, Paul Snider, who committed suicide after the murder. The movie, Star 80, tells the story of her life and death.

1982–Actor, Patrick Magee, dies of a heart attack in London, England, at age 60. He appeared in the films The Criminal, Rag Doll, The Boys, The Servant, Dementia 13, Zulu, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Masque of the Red Death, The Birthday Party, King Lear, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, and Chariots of Fire.

1984–IBM releases MS-DOS version 3.0.

1988–Sportscar designer, Enzo (Anselmo) Ferrari, dies in Maranello, Italy. He was the designer of the Ferrari automobile.

1992–U.S. Federal Judge, John J. Sirica, dies of cardiac arrest in Washington, D.C. He was the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, where he became famous for presiding over the Watergate scandal. For his role in the controversy, he was named Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1973.

1992–Tony Williams, of The Platters, dies of emphysema in New York, at age 64.

1995–At a Grateful Dead meeting, the band decides not to carry on with its fall tour in the wake of Jerry Garcia's death.

1996–Greek Cypriot refugee, Solomos Solomou, is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.

1999–Baseball player and sportscaster, Pee Wee Reese, dies of prostate and lung cancer Louisville, Kentucky, at age 81. He played in Major League Baseball as a shortstop for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1940 to 1958. A 10-time All Star, Reese contributed to seven National League championships for the Dodgers, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1984.

2000–Computer scientist and academic, Alain Fournier, dies of lymphoma in Vancouver, Canada, at age 56. He made contributions to computer graphics dealing with modeling of natural phenomena. He once called his approach impressionistic graphics and it both revolutionized the field and drove it forward. His subsequent work dealt with illumination models, light transport, rendering, sampling, and filtering.

2003–A widescale power blackout affects the northeast United States and Canada.

2005–Helios Airways Flight 522, en route from Larnaca, Cyprus, to Prague, Czech Republic via Athens, crashes in the hills near Grammatiko, Greece, killing 121 passengers and crew members.

2005–Cristeta Pasia Comerford is appointed White House Executive Chef by First Lady Laura Bush.

2006–Sixty-one Sri Lankan Tamils are killed in a Sri Lankan Air force bombing.

2006–Actor, Bruno Kirby, dies of leukemia in Los Angeles, California, at age 57. He appeared in the films Superdad, Cinderella Liberty, The Harrad Experiment, The Godfather: Part II, Baby Blue Marine, Where the Buffalo Roam, Modern Romance, This Is Spinal Tap, Birdy, Tin Men, Good Morning, Vietnam, When Harry Met Sally..., City Slickers, Hoffa, Sleepers, and Donny Brasco.

2007–The Kahtaniya bombings kill at least 334 people.

2010–The first-ever Youth Olympic Games are held in Singapore.

2012–Actor, Ron Palillo, dies of a heart attack in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, at age 63. He is best known for the role of Arnold Horshack on the TV sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. At the time of his death, he was a teacher at G-Star School of the Arts for Motion Pictures and Broadcasting in West Palm Beach, Florida.

2012–Actress, Phyllis Thaxter, dies of Alzheimer's disease in Longwood, Florida, at age 92. She was seen on dozens of TV shows, including The Loretta Young Show, Kraft Theatre, Playhouse 90, Wagon Train, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Rawhide, The Twilight Zone, and The Fugitive. She appeared in the films Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Week-End at the Waldorf, The Sea of Grass, Tenth Avenue Angel, Blood on the Moon, Act of Violence, The Breaking Point, Jim Thorpe: All American, Come Fill the Cup, Springfield Rifle, Women’s Prison, The World of Henry Orient, and Superman.

2013–Model, Gia Allemand, dies of brain damage from attempted suicide by hanging in New Orleans, Louisiana, at age 29. She competed on two reality TV shows The Bachelor and Bachelor Pad.

2013–Allen Lanier, of Blue Oyster Cult, dies of complications from C.O.P.D. at age 67.

2013–Egypt declares a state of emergency, as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former President Mohamed Morsi.

2013–Actress, Lisa Robin Kelly, dies from accidental unspecified oral multiple drug intoxication at a rehab facility in Altadena, California, at age 43. She is best known for her co-starring role on the TV series That '70s Show.

2014–Television film director and producer, Alan Landsburg, dies in Beverly Hills, California, at age 81. He television films include Murder in the First Person Singular, The Savage Bees, Terror Out of the Sky, Torn Between Two Lovers, And Baby Makes Six, The Jayne Mansfield Story, A Long Way Home, Bill, Adam, Too Young the Hero, and If Someone Had Known.

2015–The U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, re-opens after 54 years.

2015–The Guinness World Records names Corduroy the oldest living cat at age 26. He was born on August 1, 1989, and has spent most of his life roaming the Oregon countryside with his owner, Ashley Reed Okura.

2015–Businessman, Bob Farrell, dies in Vancouver, Washington, at age 87. He founded Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour.

2015–Record producer, Bob Johnston, dies in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 83. He worked on the albums Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde (Bob Dylan); Songs From a Room (Leonard Cohen); At Folsom Prison and At San Quentin (Johnny Cash); and Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde (The Byrds).

2016–HEI Hotels & Resorts, a firm that operates hotels for Hyatt, Intercontinental, Marriott, and Starwood, reports that malware designed to collect payment information was discovered on computers at 20 of their locations across the United States.

2016–One hundred homes are destroyed and thousands of people are forced to evacuate due to a wildfire in Lower Lake, California.

2016–James Woolley, of Nine Inch Nails, dies in Round Lake Beach, Illinois, at age 49.

PHOTOS TOP TO BOTTOM: King Duncan of Scotland; Frederick William I of Prussia; Doc Holliday; John Logie Baird; Frank Oppenheimer; Buddy Greco; David Crosby; Susan Saint James; Bertolt Brecht; Marcia Gay Harden; The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1965; Oscar Levant; art for The Rocky Horror Picture Show; The Platters; Bruno Kirby; and Gia Allemand.

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