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On June the 13th
American actress, Geraldine Page, died at the age of 62. She was one of the most popular stage actresses of modern American theatre.
American musician, Benny Goodman, died at the age of 76. He was one of the most popular jazz musicians of all time.
The Pioneer 10 space probe became the first manmade object to leave the confines of our solar system. The spacecraft was launched in 1972 and its last signal was received in 2003.
Israeli military forces withdrew from Lebanon.
American actress, Ally Sheedy, was born in New York City. She was a highly popular young actress in the 1980s, having starred in such hit movies as WarGames, The Breakfast Club, and St. Elmo's Fire.
American comedian, Tim Allen, was born in Denver, Colorado. Though a successful comedy actor, he is most known for his for providing the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the blockbuster animated film, Toy Story.
Nazi aircraft launched the first V1 Flying Bomb attack on England. The V1 was the first "guided bomb" in history, although only a few actually managed to hit their targets.
British actor, Malcolm McDowell, was born in Leeds. He is most known for his portrayal of Alex DeLarge in the cult film A Clockwork Orange, by the director Stanley Kubrick.
A huge fire devastated much of the city of Vancouver, Canada. Approximately 1000 wooden houses were destroyed in a matter of 45 minutes.
Scottish physicist, James Clerk Maxwell, was born in Edinburgh. He was one of the most important contributors to the scientific fields of electricity and magnetism.
English scientist, Thomas Young, was born in Somerset. He was a scientific genius and polymath who made significant contributions to a wide range of scientific fields.
German priest, Martin Luther, was married to Katharina von Bora. His act of marriage went against the celibacy doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church on priests. It is widely believed that this act reintroduced the practice of clerical marriage within many Christian traditions.
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Macedonian leader, Alexander the Great, died at the age of 32. He is considered as having been the greatest conqueror and military commander of all time, who had forged an empire that spanned the whole of, what was then, the known world.
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