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Ben Franklin working on his Almanack    Cover of Poor Richard's Almanack 1733
[1732 - Benjamin Franklin runs an ad in his Gazette for the first issue of Poor Richard's Almanack]

President Woodrow Wilson    28th President Woodrow Wilson
[1856 - Thomas Woodrow Wilson, President, born in Staunton, Virginia]

Musician Earl 'Fatha' Hines    Musician Earl 'Fatha' Hines    Jazz Musician Earl 'Fatha' Hines    Jazz Pianist Earl 'Fatha' Hines
[1905 - Earl Kenneth 'Fatha' Hines, bandleader, musician, born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania]

Actor Cliff Arquette as Charley Weaver    Actor Cliff Arquette as Charley Weaver
[1905 - Cliff Arquette (Charley Weaver), comedian, actor, born in Toledo, Ohio]

Actor Lew Ayres    Actor Lew Ayres    Actor Lew Ayres
[1908 - Lew (Lewis Frederick) Ayres (III), actor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota]

Humorist Sam Levenson
[1911 - Sam Levenson, humorist, born in Brooklyn]

Actor Lou Jacobi    Actor Lou Jacobi    Actor Lou Jacobi
[1913 - Louis Harold 'Lou' Jacobi (Jacobovitch), actor, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada]

R&B Godfather Johnny Otis    R&B Godfather Johnny Otis    R&B Godfather Johnny Otis
[1921 - Johnny Otis (Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes), composer, songwriter, musician, born in Vallejo, California]

Actress Hildegard Knef    Actress Hildegard Knef    Actress Hildegard Knef    Actress Hildegard Knef
[1925 - Hildegard Knef, actress, singer, born in Ulm Germany]

Hockey Hall of Famer Terry Sawchuk
[1929 - Terry (Terrance Gordon) Sawchuk, Hockey
Hall of Fame goalie, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada]

Colts Alan 'The Horse' Ameche scores winning TD in 1958 NFL Championship game
[1958 - NFL championship: Johnny Unitas & Baltimore Colts edge New York Giants, 23-17]

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