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Five random people born on this day...

  • Bruce Johnston, US pop musician (Beach Boys-God Only Knows) [or 6/24] (1944)
  • Pedro II, King of Portugal, 1683-1706 (1648)
  • Erminnie Adelle Platt, U.S., ethnologist, Iriquois-English Dictionary (1836)
  • Aleksandr Mikhailov, born in USSR, astronomer (1888)
  • Charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General Union volunteers (1827)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • John Alden Carpenter, U.S. composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75 (1951)
  • Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79 (1938)
  • Pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79 (1907)
  • Count Basie, American Musician (1984)
  • William "Count" Basie, jazz piano great, dies on 80th birthday (1984)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Potatoes rationed in Holland (1941)
  • San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game (1983)
  • Alex Haley, (Roots), wins 1992 Ellis Island Award, posthumously (1992)
  • Dutch King William III disbands 2nd Chamber (1853)
  • French paratroopers' revolt suppressed in Algeria (1961)

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