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On This Day:
  • The Meiji reformers abolish the privileged status of the samurai, 1869
  • First woman is appointed to U.N. Security Council, Jean Cisse of Guinea, 1972
  • Sherlock Holmes's adventure, His Last Bow, takes place today, 1914
  • Peanuts, first comic strip to appear in 2000 newspapers at the same time, 1984
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  • Pierre Charles L'Enfant (1754-1825), French architect designed Washington D.C.
  • Poet Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947), Canadian poet and short story writer (The Witching of Elspie: A Book of Stories) and one of the "Confederation Poets"
  • Aino Kallas (pseud. Aino Krohn & Aino Suonio) (1878-1956) Finnish writer (The Wolf's Bride; The White Ship: Estonian Tales)
  • John A.D. McCurdy (1886-1961), Canadian aviation pioneer
  • Peter O'Toole (b. 1932), Irish actor (Lawrence of Arabia)
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