Spain and Portugal Divide the World, the British Museum and Vatican City

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Today in Film & TV

  • 1975 Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public

Today in Music

  • 1972 Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's musical "Grease" starring Barry Bostwick, Carole Demas, and Adrienne Barbeau, opens at Broadhurst Theater, NYC; runs for 3,388 performances

Today in Sport

  • 1906 Chicago Cubs score 11 runs in 1st inning of 19-0 drubbing of New York Giants off future Baseball Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity; worst beating in Giants franchise history
  • 1986 French Open Women's Tennis: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 for her 18th and final Grand Slam title and record 7th French singles crown
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Thomas Malthus publishes the first edition of his influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' (date of the unsigned preface)

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Police warn bald men against attacks in Mozambique after 5 men murdered for the gold believed in their heads

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Famous Weddings

  • 421 Aelia Eudocia Athenais of Athens marries Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II
  • 1601 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 1925 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger

Famous Divorces

  • 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV
  • 2016 American model Amber Rose (32) weds American rapper Wiz Khalifa (28) divorce after not quite 3 years of marriage
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