In 1945, tens of thousands of German troops in Berlin surrendered to the Soviet Union. In 1997, the Labor Party defeated the Conservative Party in the UK's general election; Tony Blair became the nation's first Labour prime minister in nearly two decades. In 2007, the International Criminal Court issued the first two arrest warrants for individuals accused of war crimes in Darfur.
Catherine the Great (1729-96), Russian leader; Hedda Hopper (1885-1966), newspaper columnist; Benjamin Spock (1903-98), author/physician; Engelbert Humperdinck (1936- ), singer; Christine Baranski (1952- ), actress; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (1972- ), pro wrestler/actor; David Beckham (1975- ), soccer player; Tina Maze (1983- ), Olympic skier; Lily Allen (1985- ), singer; Kyle Busch (1985- ), race car driver
In 1939, New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig benched himself, bringing his record-setting streak of consecutive games played to a close at 2,130. Already suffering from ALS, now also commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, he never played another game.
There are 66 books in the King James Bible, 39 of which are in the Old Testament.
"Don't take too seriously all that the neighbors say. Don't be overawed by what the experts say. Don't be afraid to trust your own common sense." – Benjamin Spock
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