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On this day....

in 1677 - The future Mary II of England marries William, Prince of Orange. They would later be known as William and Mary.

in 1890 - City & South London Railway: London's first deep-level tube railway opens between King William Street and Stockwell.

in 1922 - In Egypt, British archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to King Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

in 1973 - The Netherlands experiences the first Car Free Sunday caused by the 1973 oil crisis. Highways are deserted and are solely used by cyclists and roller skaters.

it's Flag Day in Panama.

Matthew McConaughey and Sean "Puff Daddy/Diddy" Combs turn 39.

I turn 31.

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hackrabbit
Nov. 4th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC)
in 1972 - A crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

Happy birthday!

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