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1809 –
Charles Darwin is born Shrewsbury, England (d. 1882)
1850 – Washington’s original Farewell Address manuscript sold for $2,300.
1903 – Georges Simenon is born Liege Belgium (d 1989)
1959 – on the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, Carl Sandburg addresses a joint session of the US congress.
1968 – Soul on Ice by Eldridge Cleaver was published for the first time.
1994 – Edvard Munch’s painting The Cry was stolen in Oslo. It was recovered.

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