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This Day In History: Feb. 13

This Day in History

1635: The Boston Latin School, the first public school in America, opens in Massachusetts.
1795: The first state university in the United States, the University of North Carolina, opens.
1945: Allied bombing of Dresden, Germany, causes a fire that kills 135,000 and destroys the city.
1975: On the island of Cyprus, a semi-independent Turkish Cypriot state is proclaimed in the Turkish-held sector.
1997: The Dow Jones industrial average tops 7,000 for the first time.

Today's Birthdays

1885: Bess Wallace Truman, first lady of the United States (Independence, MO; died 1982)
1892: Grant Wood, painter (near Anamosa, IA; died 1942)
1920: Eileen Farrell, opera singer (Willimantic, CT; died 2002)
1923: Chuck Yeager, pilot who broke the sound barrier (Myra, WV)
1933: Kim Novak, actress (Chicago, IL)
1934: George Segal, actor (Great Neck, NY; died 2000)
1938: Oliver Reed, actor (London, England; died 1999)
1942: Carol Lynley, actress (New York, NY)
1944: Stockard Channing, actress (New York, NY). Jerry Springer, TV personality (London, England). Peter Tork, actor/singer and member of the Monkees (Washington, DC)
1950: Peter Gabriel, singer/musician (London, England)


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