1780 The first Sunday newspaper in Britain was published, The
1827 Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died at age 56 in Vienna,
1914 * Tennessee Williams, US playwright, screenwriter and novelist.
1931 * Leonard Nimoy, US actor who played Mr. Spock in the TV series
1939 * James Caan, US actor who made his name in the film, The
1944 * Diana Ross, US singer who made her name with the Motown
group, The Supremes.
1964 The first performance of Funny Girl on Broadway with Barbara
1971 East Pakistan proclaimed its independence, taking the name
1973 Mrs. Susan Shaw became the first woman allowed inside the
London Stock Exchange.
1979 Prime Minister Begin (Israel) and President Sadat (Egypt)
signed a peace treaty ending 30 years of war.
2000 Vladimir Putin was elected president of Russia.
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