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Today's Anniversary – Saturday, October 20


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Births

* 1980 Ryan North Creator and author of Dinosaur Comics, and co-creator of Whispered Apologies.
* 1971 Snoop Dogg Rap musician and actor.
* 1971 Snoop Dogg (Calvin Cordozar Broadus) Rap musician and actor.
* 1971 Dannii Minogue Australian singer-songwriter, television personality and occasional actress, model and fashion designer.
* 1967 Manmohan Acharya Poet and lyricist of India.
* 1963 Navjot Singh Sidhu Indian cricket commentator and former player.
* 1958 Viggo Mortensen American theater and movie actor, poet, musician, photographer and painter.
* 1957 Hilda Solis Current United States Secretary of Labor.
* 1950 Tom Petty American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
* 1940 Robert Pinsky American poet, essayist, literary critic, and translator.
* 1925 Art Buchwald American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post newspaper, which focused on political satire and commentary.
* 1923 Robert Craft American conductor and writer.
* 1911 Eddie August Schneider Set three transcontinental airspeed records for pilots under the age of twenty-one in 1930.
* 1904 Tommy Douglas Scottish-born Canadian Baptist minister who became a democratic socialist politician.
* 1892 Jomo Kenyatta African social activist and politician; the first Prime Minister (1963–1964) and first President (1964–1978) of an independent Kenya; born Kamau wa Ngengi, he was baptized John Peter in 1914, later changing his name to Johnstone Kamau, and finally to Jomo Kenyatta.
* 1874 Charles Ives American classical composer, and also co-founder of the insurance firm Ives & Myrick.
* 1859 John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist and educational reformer.
* 1854 Arthur Rimbaud French poet.
* 1854 Alphonse Allais French satirist.
* 1822 Thomas Hughes English novelist, biographer and social reformer, best known as the author of Tom Brown's School Days and as the creator of Flashman.
* 1819 Bab Founder of Bαbism, was a merchant from Shiraz, Persia, who at the age of twenty-five claimed to be a new and independent Manifestation of God and the promised Qα'im.
* 1810 Elias Lyman Magoo American clergyman and religious writer.
* 1790 Patrick Matthew Scottish landowner and fruit farmer.
* 1784 Henry Temple British Whig statesmann and Prime Minister from 1855-1858 and 1859-1865.
* 1677 Stanislaw Leszczynski King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Duke of Lorraine and a count of the Holy Roman Empire.
* 1632 Christopher Wren 17th century English designer, astronomer, geometer, and one of the greatest English architects in history.

Deaths

† 2011 Muammar Gaddafi Leader of Libya from 1969, when he overthrew the monarchy in a bloodless coup, until 2011 when he was overthrown by a NATO-backed internal rebellion.
† 2007 Peg Bracken American author.
† 1984 Paul Dirac British theoretical physicist and a founder of the field of quantum physics.
† 1964 Herbert Hoover Mining engineer, humanitarian, administrator, and the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).
† 1950 Henry L. Stimson American statesman, who served as Secretary of War, Governor-General of the Philippines, and Secretary of State at various times.
† 1926 Eugene V. Debs American labor and political leader and five-time Socialist Party candidate for President of the United States.
† 1900 Charles Dudley Warner American essayist and novelist.
† 1894 James Anthony Froude Controversial English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine.
† 1890 Sir Richard Francis Burton British consul, explorer, translator, writer, poet, Orientalist and swordsman known for his often-unprecedented exploits of travel and exploration as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.
† 1876 Richard (minister) Fuller One of the founders of the Southern Baptist movement.
† 1799 James Iredell One of the original Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
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