1599 * Sir Anthony van Dyke, Flemish artist who became the court
portrait painter in England.
1895 Auguste and Louis Lumiere first demonstrated motion pictures
using celluloid film in Paris.
1904 The first colour picture appeared in the US newspaper, The
Daily Illustrated Mirror.
1907 The first taxi cabs with meters began operating in London.
1923 * Marcel Marceau, French mime artist who created the
white-faced Bip character.
1913 * Karl Malden, US actor who starred in the TV series The
Streets of San Francisco.
1931 * William Shatner, Canadian actor, best known as Captain Kirk
in the TV series Star Trek.
1942 The BBC began the first Morse code broadcasts to the French
1945 The Arab League was formed in Cairo, by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan,
Lebanon, and Syria.
1997 Comet Hale-Bopp made its closest approach to Earth in the skies
over the northern hemisphere. The cometís next pass is predicted for
the year 4397.
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