Did you know that on this day in 1675 King Charles II of England orders the construction of the Royal Greenwich Observatory? Or that it was on this day in 1932, in Atlanta, Georgia, mobster Al Capone begins serving an eleven-year prison sentence for tax evasion?
And on this day in 1953 Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for The Old Man and the Sea, in 1959 the 1st Grammy Awards are held, in 1994 Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat sign a peace accord regarding Palestinian autonomy granting self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho and in 2000 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
Some birthdays you may want to remember on this day are Audrey Hepburn, Anglo-Dutch actress (1929-1993), Inger Nilsson, Swedish actress (1959), Julian Barratt, English comedian, actor, musician, and producer, one half of The Mighty Boosh (1968) and Prince Henrik of Denmark (2009).
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