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1099 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem
1799 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
1971 Pres Nixon announces he would visit People’s Rep of China
1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra’s record
2012 – A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station



1946 – Linda Ronstadt, Tucson Az, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance)
1960 – Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress
1961 Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
2011 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson’s private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands


1996 Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32


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