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DECEMBER 28
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president of United States
born
December 28, 1856
Staunton, Virginia
(Birthday tomorrow)
died
February 3, 1924 (aged 67)
Washington, D.C., United States

Born on This Day

1978
John Legend
American musician
1954
Denzel Washington
American actor
1934
Maggie Smith
British actress
1922
Stan Lee
American comic book writer
1903
John von Neumann
American mathematician

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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher
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2008
Washington, Denzel
American actor Denzel Washington—noted for his engaging and powerful performances in such films as Glory (1989), Malcolm X (1992), and Training Day (2001)—was born.
1954
Gargallo, Pablo: Saludo olímpico
Spanish sculptor Pablo Gargallo, known for his figures sculpted from iron and other metals, died.
1934
Gustave Eiffel, photograph by Nadar (Gaspard-Félix Tournachon); in the National Historical Monuments Commission, Paris.
Gustave Eiffel, designer of the famous Eiffel Tower, died in Paris. [How well do you know the City of Light? Find out with our Paris quiz .]
1923
Auguste Lumière.
The first public demonstration of the Cinématographe, an early motion-picture apparatus designed by the Lumière brothers, took place at the Grand Café in Paris.
1895
Rob Roy.
The outlaw Rob Roy, known as the Scottish Robin Hood, died.
1734
Mary II, detail of an oil painting after Willem Wissing; in the National Portrait Gallery, London
Mary II, who became queen of England in 1689, died of smallpox in London at age 32. [ Test your knowledge of British culture and politics .]
1694

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