Rossum's Universal Robot Day.

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1759 – Robert Burns is born Ayrshire Scotland (d. 1796)
1874 – Somerset Maugham is born Paris, France (d. 1965)
1882 – Virginia Woolf is born London, England (d. 1941)
1890 – Nellie Bly beats Phileas Fogg‘s time around world by 8 days (72 days)
1904 – John Millington Synge’s Riders to the Sea premiered in Dublin
1907 – Julia Ward Howe is 1st woman elected to National Inst of Arts and Letters
1915 – Virginia and Leonard Woolf decide to lease Hogarth House
1921 – Karel Capék’s RUR premiered in Prague. He coined the word “robot” for this play.
1973 – the last large-sized issue of Life Magazine was published. It began publication in 1936. The last issue had the word “Good-bye” in the bottom right-hand corner.

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