In 1689, William and Mary were proclaimed joint monarchs of Great Britain. In 1945, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city of Dresden. In 1960, France successfully detonated its first atomic bomb. In 2000, the last of Charles Schulz's Peanuts comics ran in Sunday newspapers, one day after Schulz's death.
Grant Wood (1892-1942), artist; Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919-91), singer; Chuck Yeager (1923- ), aviator; Kim Novak (1933- ), actress; Jerry Springer (1944- ), TV personality; Stockard Channing (1944- ), actress; Mike Krzyzewski (1947- ), basketball coach; Peter Gabriel (1950- ), musician; Randy Moss (1977- ), football player; Robbie Williams (1974- ), singer; Mena Suvari (1979- ), actress
In 1976, American Dorothy Hamill won the gold medal in figure skating at the Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria.
The city of Dresden was devastated by Allied bombing raids; estimates of civilian casualties from the bombings range from 35,000 to 135,000.
"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity." – Dwight D. Eisenhower
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