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Sunday, January 21, 2018.



Birthdays


1337 Charles V, the Wise, king of France (1364-80)
1571 John I Pontanus, physicist/historian (Amsterdam)
1659 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
1735 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
1743 John Fitch, had a working steamboat years before Fulton.
1743 John Fitch, inventor (had a working steamboat years before Fulton)
1743 John Fitch, had a working steamboat years before Fulton.
1746 Johann H Pestalozzi, Zurich Switz, educator (Leonard & Gertrude) [NS]
1751 Josephus Andreas Fodor, composer
1759 Johan Valckenaer, Dutch politician/patriot
1762 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
1771 Arnold A Buyskes, Dutch vice-admiral/colonial director
1775 Manuel Garcia, composer
1792 Tsjalling Hiddes Halbertsma, Fries story teller (Rhymes & Tales)
1796 John Gelinde van Blom, Frisian notary/author
1801 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
1813 John C Fremont, mapmaker & explorer of Western US
1813 John C Frmont, [Pathfinder], map maker/explorer (western US)/Gov (AZ)
1813 John C Fremont, mapmaker & explorer of Western US
1814 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
1815 Horace Wells, dentist, pioneer in use of medical anethesia.
1815 Horace Wells, dentist (pioneered use of medical anethesia)
1815 Horace Wells, dentist, pioneer in use of medical anethesia.
1821 John Cabell Breckinridge, (D) 14th US VP (1857-61)/mjr-gen (Confed)
1823 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
1824 Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, Confederate general
1824 Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Lt Gen 2nd Corps (ANV, Confed)
1824 Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, Confederate general
1829 Oscar II Frederik, King of Sweden (1872-1907)/Norway (-1905)/poet
1833 Norman Willis, union leader (Britain's Trades Union Congress)
1840 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, pioneer English woman physician
1848 Henri Duparc, French composer
1855 John M Browning, US, weapons manufacturer
1859 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
1865 Heinrich E Albers-Schnberg, German rntgenologist
1867 James Marcus, actor (Eagle, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Lone Avenger)
1867 Maxime Weygard, French general/gov-gen (Algeria)
1867 Willem C Royaards, Dutch theater director (Summer Games)
1872 Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1872 Jonkhr Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, Dutch foreign minister
1875 John Lindworsky, German jesuit/psychologist (Der Wille)
1875 Paul E Kahle, Germany, professor of oriental studies
1878 Egon Friedell, Austria, journalist/actor/writer (Der Partylowe)
1883 Olav Aukrust, Norway, poet
1884 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of American Civil Liberties Union
1884 Katie Sandwina, Germany, legendary woman weight-lifter
1884 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)
1884 Roger Nash Baldwin, founder of American Civil Liberties Union
1885 Huddie Ledbetter, "Leadbelly", blues singer [or 12/1/89, 1/29/89]
1885 Umberto Nobile, Italian general
1886 Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Finance/Economy
1887 Wolfgang Khler, Gestalt psychologist (The Mentality of Apes)
1887 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer
1887 Wolfgang Khler, Ger/US Gestalt psychologist (Mentality of Apes)
1887 Wolfgang Khler, Gestalt psychologist (The Mentality of Apes)
1889 Bert Collins, cricketer (Aussie batsman in the post WW I years)
1889 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
1891 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese runner
1891 Nikolay Semyonovich Golovanov, composer
1891 Timothy Mather Spelman, composer
1897 J Carrol Naish, NYC, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan)
1898 Avery Claflin, composer
1898 John George, Syria, actor (Kolb-Adventures of Fu Manchu)
1904 Joseph Ford McGuinn, Brooklyn NY, actor (Dick Tracy's G-Men)
1904 Richard P Blackmur, Mass, critic/poet (Good European)
1905 Christian Dior, Normandy France, fashion designer (long-skirted look)
1906 Fred Fehl, Austrian/US Broadway photographer
1906 John Putz, journalist
1908 Bengt Strmgren, Gteborg Sweden, astrophysicist (studied gas cloud)
1909 Todor Skalovski, composer
1910 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
1911 Stanley William Reed, cineaste
1912 Konrad Bloch, Germany, biochemist (studied cholesterol-Nobel 1964)
1915 Alan Hewitt, NYC, actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian)
1916 [JW] Al James Woodie exander, songwriter/vocalist
1917 Rohan Butler, historian
1918 Geoffrey Dawes, physiologist
1919 Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
1920 Donald Cuthbert Coleman, economic historian
1920 Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)
1920 Torsten Nilsson, composer
1921 Barney Clark, 1st to receive a permanent artificial heart
1921 John Doucette, Brockton Mass, actor (Lock Up, Big Town)
1921 Todor Popov, composer
1922 Paul Scofield
1922 Paul Scofield
1922 Paul Scofield
1922 Paul Scofield
1922 Paul Scofield
1922 Jean P Vroom, Dutch sculptor
1922 Paul Scofield, Hurst England, actor (Man for All Seasons, Train)
1923 Judith Merril, [Josephine Juliet Grossman], sci-fi writer
1924 Telly Savalas
1924 Telly Savalas
1924 Telly Savalas
1924 Telly Savalas
1924 Telly Savalas
1924 Benny Hill, Southampton England, comedian (Benny Hill Show)
1924 Telly Savalas, Garden City NJ, actor (Acapulco, Kojak)
1925 Benny Hill
1925 Benny Hill
1925 Benny Hill
1925 Benny Hill
1925 Benny Hill
1925 Lola Flores, Cadiz Spain, singer/actress (Kuma Ching, Faraona)
1925 Oswald "Ossie" Stevens Nock, railway writer
1926 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
1926 Paul Burke, New Orleans La, actor (Neal-Dynasty) [or Jul 21]
1926 Raf Reymen, Flemish actor
1926 Steve Reeves, Glasgow Montana, actor (Hercules, Hercules Unchained)
1930 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
1932 Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
1933 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
1933 William Wrigley III, chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
1935 Ann Wedgeworth, Abilene Tx, actress (Tiger's Tale, Men's Club, Bogie)
1939 Wolfman Jack
1939 Wolfman Jack
1939 Wolfman Jack
1939 Wolfman Jack
1939 Wolfman Jack
1939 Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
1939 Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], Bkln NY, DJ (Midnight Special)
1940 Jack Nicklaus
1940 Jack Nicklaus
1940 Jack Nicklaus
1940 Jack Nicklaus
1940 Jack Nicklaus
1940 Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)
1940 Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
1941 Placido Domingo, operatic tenor
1941 Edwin Starr, [Charles Hatcher], US singer (War)
1941 Placido Domingo, Madrid Spain, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly)
1941 Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun)
1941 Placido Domingo, operatic tenor
1942 Mac Davis
1942 Mac Davis
1942 Mac Davis
1942 Mac Davis
1942 Mac Davis
1942 Mac Davis, Lubbock Tx, singer/actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40)
1944 John Kenneth Tavener, composer
1944 Neely Bruce, composer
1945 Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)
1945 Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
1946 Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
1947 Jill Eikenberry
1947 Jill Eikenberry
1947 Jill Eikenberry
1947 Jill Eikenberry
1947 Jill Eikenberry
1947 Jill Eikenberry, New Haven Ct, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project)
1947 Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1950 Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
1950 Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
1950 Richie Ranno, rocker
1953 Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
1955 Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
1955 Robby Benson, Dallas Tx, actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen)
1956 Robby Benson
1956 Robby Benson
1956 Robby Benson
1956 Robby Benson
1956 Robby Benson
1956 Bob Brill, NYC, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
1957 Geena Davis
1957 Geena Davis
1957 Geena Davis
1957 Geena Davis
1957 Geena Davis
1957 Geena [Virginia] Davis, Wareham Mass, actress (Beetlejuice, Fly)
1957 Jacob Green, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawk)
1957 Shaukat Dukanwala, cricketer (Baroda off-spinner, UAE World Cup 1996)
1958 Miguel Alejandro, NYC, actor (Popi)
1961 Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)
1961 Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon
1963 Hakeem Olajuwon
1963 Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
1963 Detlef Schrempf, Germany, NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
1963 Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
1963 Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
1965 Brian Bradley, Kitchener, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1965 Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
1965 Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleve Browns)
1965 Tania Abitbol, Madrid Spain, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
1966 Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
1966 Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
1967 Ulf Stenlund, Sweden, tennis star
1968 Charlotte Ross, Chicago, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives)
1968 Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)
1969 Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1969 Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
1969 Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
1969 Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
1970 Brennan Little, St Thomas Ont, golfer (1994 Western States mini-tour)
1970 Ian Salisbury, cricketer (Sussex & England leg-spinner 1992-96)
1971 Doug Edwards, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
1971 Doug Weight, Warren MI, NHL center (Edmonton Oilers, Team USA 98)
1971 Tommy Puett, Gary Ind, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10)
1972 Alan Benes, Evansville IN, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1972 Howard Nathan, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
1972 Shelley Looney, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
1973 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
1973 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
1973 Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1974 Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
1974 Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
1974 Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
1975 Anette Oldenborg, Miss Universe-Denmark (1996)
1975 Faghma Absalom, Miss Universe-Namibia (1996)
1975 Willem Korsten, Dutch soccer player (Vitesse)
1976 Emma Lee Bunton
1976 Emma Lee Bunton
1976 Emma Lee Bunton
1976 Emma Lee Bunton
1976 Emma Lee Bunton
1976 Amanda Little, Miss USA-Texas (1997, top 6)
1976 Emma Lee Bunton, "Baby Spice", Finchley London, vocalist (Spice Girls)
1976 Lynn Thomas, Newport News VA, playmate (May 1997)
1979 Kelly Gaudet, Miss Florida Teen USA (1996)
1980 Aubrie Rippner, LA Calif, tennis star (1995 USTA National Girls 18)

Events


National Hugging Day
National Hugging Day
1077 German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness
1189 Philip II, Henry II & Richard Lion hearted initiate 3rd Crusade
1276 Pierre de Tarantaise elected Pope Innocence V
1324 Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
1522 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
1542 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
1604 Tsar Ivan IV defeats False Dmitri, who claims to be the true tsar
1664 Count Mikls of Zrinyi sets out to battle Turkish invasion army
1677 1st medical publication in America (pamphlet on smallpox), Boston
1732 Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha
1789 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
1793 Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty (Poland divided)
1799 Edward Jenner's smallpox vaccination is introduced
1813 The pineapple is introduced to Hawaii.
1813 The pineapple is introduced to Hawaii.
1813 Pineapple introduced to Hawaii (or 01/111)
1818 Keats writes his poem "On a Lock of Milton's Hair"
1821 Paramaribo Suriname catches fire, 4 die
1824 Ashantees defeat British at Accra, West Africa
1827 Freedom Journal, 1st Black paper, begins publishing
1830 Portsmouth (Ohio) blacks forcibly deported
1846 1st edition of Charles Dickens' "Daily News"
1853 Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes, Worcester, Mass
1861 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi & 4 other southern senators resign
1863 City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
1874 Franz Grillparzer's "Libussa," premieres in Vienna
1879 Henrik Ibsen's "Et Dukkehjem," premieres in Copenhagen
1880 1st US sewage disposal system separate from storm drains, Memphis
1887 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) forms
1890 1st issue of Propria Cures, Amsterdam student-weekly newspaper
1894 Oscar Fredriksen skates world record 500m in 47.8 sec
1901 Clyde Fitch's "Climbers," premieres in NYC
1903 "Wizard of Oz," premieres in NYC
1903 Harry Houdini escapes police station Halvemaansteeg in Amsterdam
1903 International Theater (Majestic, Park) opens at 5 Columbus Circle NYC
1904 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa," premieres in Brno
1907 Kenora Thistles sweep Mont Wanderers in 2 for Stanley Cup
1908 August Strindberg's "Spoksonaten," premieres in Stockholm
1908 NYC regulation makes it illegal for a woman to smoke in public
1910 British-Russian military intervention in Persia
1913 Aristide Briand forms French govt
1915 Kiwanis International founded in Detroit
1919 Sinn Fein proclaims parliament of Free Ireland
1922 1st slalom ski race run, Mrren, Switzerland
1925 Albanian parliament announces itself a republic; Ahmed Zogoe pres
1926 Belgian parliament accepts Locarno treaties
1927 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
1929 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
1932 USSR & Finland stop non-attack treaty
1935 12.0" (30.5 cm) of rain falls, Quinault RS, Wash (state record)
1935 WFI-AM in Philadelphia Penn merges with WLIT as WFIL (now WEAZ)
1935 Wilderness Society forms
1938 Dutch govt starts obligatory unemployment insurance
1939 George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC
1939 US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
1939 US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1940 Foreign correspondents in Netherlands under censorship
1941 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
1941 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
1941 Australia & Britain attack Tobruk Libya
1941 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
1942 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
1942 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
1942 Japanese air raid on Rabaul New Britain
1942 Tito's partisans occupy Foca
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
1943 Vice-admiral Cunningham appointed Brit adm of fleet
1944 447 German bombers attack London
1944 649 British bombers attack Magdeburg
1945 British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
1946 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
1947 "Sweethearts" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
1947 Arthur Honegger's 4th Symphony premieres in Basel
1948 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
1949 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
1950 "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
1950 NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
1950 T S Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC
1951 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
1952 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
1953 John Foster Dulles appointed as Secretary of State
1954 The Nautilus launched, first nuclear submarine.
1954 The Nautilus launched, first nuclear submarine.
1954 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
1956 "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs
1956 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
1957 KSAT TV channel 12 in San Antonio, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1958 KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
1958 Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
1960 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
1960 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook S Afr, 417 die of methane poisoning
1961 "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
1961 KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
1962 Snow falls in San Francisco, believe it or not.
1962 Snow falls in San Francisco, believe it or not.
1962 JFK arrives in Uruguay
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
1962 Snow falls in SF
1964 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
1965 Persians premier Ali Mansoer injured
1966 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
1967 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-23
1967 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1967 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
1968 AFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 25-24
1968 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-20
1968 US B-52 bombers with nuclear bomb crashes in Greenland
1969 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
1970 Panama Boeing 747 1st flight NY-London
1971 "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
1972 Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
1972 Belgium govt of Eyskens-Cools forms
1972 Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
1972 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
1973 3rd NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
1973 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"
1974 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
1975 28th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 7-1 at Montreal
1976 Supersonic Concorde, 1st commercial flights, by Britain & France
1977 Italy legalizes abortion
1977 Pres Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
1978 Bee Gees' "Saturday Night Fever" album goes #1 for 24 weeks
1979 Neptune becomes the outermost planet (Pluto moves closer).
1979 Neptune becomes the outermost planet (Pluto moves closer).
1979 Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
1979 Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
1979 Superbowl XIII: Pitts Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
1980 Gold hits record $850 an ounce
1980 Les Henson, Virginia Tech, makes 89' 3" basketball field goal
1981 "Shakespeare's Cabaret" opens at Bijou Theater NYC for 54 performances
1981 Bernhard Goetz is assault for 1st time on a NY subway train
1982 "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
1982 NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
1983 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
1983 Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
1984 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
1985 -19F (-28C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
1985 -34F (-37C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
1985 Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
1985 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
1986 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38F (3C), Indiana
1986 Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
1986 Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
1987 BB King donates his 7,000 record collection to U of Mississippi
1988 US accept immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
1989 A woman is assaulted & raped in room of an Okla football player
1989 Wayne Gretzky passes Marcel Dionne to become NHL's 2nd all time scorer
1990 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
1990 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players assn exec director
1990 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever expelled from Australian Open; for
1990 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
1991 CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
1993 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77
1993 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
1994 Dow Jones passes 3900 (record 3,914.20)
1994 Lorena Bobbitt found temporarily insane of chopping off spouse's penis
1995 52th Golden Globes: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks, Jessica Lange
1996 53th Golden Globes: Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta
1996 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
1996 US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
1998 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba

That's All....

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