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1997 (DRC) – In Zaire Mobuto dismissed prime minister Etienne Tshisekedo and installed a military commander as prime minister.
1454 – The City states of Venice, Milan and Florence sign a peace agreement at Lodi, Italy.
1521 – Martin Luther confronts the emperor Charles V, refusing to his excommunications.
1916 – The German army launches it’s third offensive during the Battle of Verdun.
1898 – Paul Robeson, actor and activist
1905 – J. William Fulbright, U.S. senator from Arkansas.
1926 – Hugh Hefner, founder and publisher of Playboy magazine.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAY DAYS
1975 – Robbie Fowler, he is an English former professional footballer and manager who played as a striker from 1993 to 2012. Fowler was known for being a natural scorer with an instinctive goal-poaching ability.
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