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Sunday, May 13, 2018.



Birthdays


1314 Sergius of Radonesh, Russian saint
1592 John Cloppenburg, vicar/theologist
1655 Innocent XIII, [Michelangiolo dei Conti], Italy, 244th Pope (1721-24)
1717 Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria (Wife of emperor Franz I)
1729 Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker
1730 Charles Watson-Wentworth 2nd marquis of Rockingham, Engl PM (1765-76)
1730 Marquess of Rockingham, (Whig), British PM (1765-66, 1782)
1735 Horace Coignet, composer
1746 Oliver Brownson, composer
1750 L. Mascheroni --1800
1750 L. Mascheroni --1800
1750 L. Mascheroni --1800
1750 L. Mascheroni --1800
1750 L. Mascheroni --1800
1753 L.N.M. Carnot --1823
1753 L.N.M. Carnot --1823
1753 L.N.M. Carnot --1823
1753 L.N.M. Carnot --1823
1753 L.N.M. Carnot --1823
1756 Wojciech Zywny, composer
1761 Adrian Loosjes Pzn, publisher/writer (Mauritius Lijnslager)
1769 Joƒo VI M L J, King of Portugal (1816-26)
1776 Charles Ots, composer
1776 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer
1792 Pius IX "Pio Nono", [Giovanni-Maria Mastai-Ferretti], Pope (1846-78)
1795 Joshua Ratoon Sands, Commander (Union Navy), died in 1883
1828 Josephine Elizabeth Butler, social reformer
1830 Zebulon Baird Vance, Governor (Confederacy), died in 1894
1831 Willem baron of Goltstein of Oldenaller, Dutch minister of Colonies
1840 Alphonse Daudet, writer
1840 L-M Alphonse Daudet, French writer (Tartarin of Tarascon)
1842 Sir Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.
1842 Arthur Seymour Sullivan, London England, composer (Gilbert & Sullivan)
1842 Sir Arthur Sullivan, of Gilbert & Sullivan fame.
1843 Count Paul J Smet de Naeyer, Belgian politician
1847 Johannes Haarklou, composer
1854 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch director (Lost & Found, Silvia Silombra)
1854 Paul Klengel, composer
1856 Peter Henry Emerson, first photographer to promote photography as an independent art.
1856 Peter Henry Emerson, 1st to promote photography as an independent art
1856 Peter Henry Emerson, first photographer to promote photography as an independent art.
1857 Ronald Ross, England, pathologist (Nobel 1902)
1859 Eugust Enna, composer
1866 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer
1867 Frank Brangwyn, Wales, painter/muralist/cartoonist (Willam Morris)
1868 Paolo Gallico, composer
1874 Henry Clough-Leiter, composer
1876 Raoul Laparra, composer
1881 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
1882 Georges F Broque, French cubist painter (Bike)
1883 Henk JFM Sneevliet, leader RSAP/editor Spartacus (Dutch-Indies)
1886 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
1891 Fritz Rasp, Bayreuth Germany, actor (Diary of a Lost Girl)
1896 Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, Dutch equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1900 Jos Panhuysen, author (Pornographer)
1903 Alfred Pugsley, civil engineer
1903 Paul Page, Birmingham AL, actor (Girl From Havana, Moth)
1904 Alfred Earle Birney, poet
1904 Tim Wall, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia 1928-34)
1906 Thomas Mitchell, architect/engineer
1907 Austin Whitaker, schoolmaster classical scholar/archivist
1907 Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca, Parasites)
1907 Laurence Kirwan, archaeologist
1908 Michael Richardson, commandant (Home for Disabled Sailors)
1911 Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
1911 Robert Middleman, Cin Oh, actor (Barney-Monroes)
1912 Helen Craig, San Antonio TX, actress (Snake Pit, They Live by Night)
1913 Sanjiva Reddy, president (India)
1913 William R Tolbert, president Liberia (1971-80)
1914 Joe Louis
1914 Joe Louis
1914 Joe Louis
1914 Joe Louis
1914 Joe Louis, heavyweight
1914 Joe Louis
1914 Joe Louis, world heavyweight boxing champion (1937-49)
1914 Joe Louis, heavyweight
1915 John Habakkuk, principal (Jesus College in Oxford)
1917 Paul Osmond, British senior civil servant
1917 Wilhelmus C Wijen, [Broeder Pius], social worker (Cura‡ao)
1918 John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
1920 Ratu Kasmisere Mara, PM of Fiji (1960-70, 70- )/pres (1994- )
1921 Syd[ney G] Vincent, British mine workers leader
1926 Beatrice Arthur
1926 Beatrice Arthur
1926 Beatrice Arthur
1926 Beatrice Arthur
1926 Beatrice Arthur
1926 Beatrice Arthur, [Frankel], NY, actress (Maude, Dorothy-Golden Girls)
1927 Clive Barnes, drama critic (NY Times, NY Post)
1927 Herbert Ross, director/choreographer (Footloose)
1930 Mike Gravel, (Sen-R-Alaska)
1931 Eileen Diss, theatrical designer (August, Secret Places, Betrayal)
1931 Jim Jones, reverend, poisoned over 100 in Guyana (Jonestown Massacre)
1931 Sydney Lipworth, CEO (Monopolies & Mergers Commission)
1931 William Utting, chief inspector (British Social Services)
1933 Alden Ashforth, composer
1933 Sid Morrison, (Rep-R-WA, 1981- )
1933 Stig Gustav Schonberg, composer
1934 Adolf Muschg, writer
1935 Nigel Butterley, composer
1935 Yizhak Sadai, composer
1936 Alan Rayfield, governor (Long Latin Prison)
1936 Rafael Campos, Santiago Dominican Republic, actor (Tonka)
1937 John Cope, MP/Paymaster General
1937 Judith Somogi, NYC, conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982)
1937 Roger [Joseph] Zelazny, sci-fi author (6 Hugos, Chronicles of Amber)
1937 Zohra Lampert, NYC, actress (Doctor's Hospital)
1938 Buck Taylor, Hollywood Calif, actor (Monroes, Gunsmoke)
1939 Harvey Keitel
1939 Harvey Keitel
1939 Harvey Keitel
1939 Harvey Keitel
1939 Harvey Keitel
1939 Anthony Hide, racehorse trainer
1939 Harvey Keitel, actor (Taxi Driver, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs)
1939 Terry Dill, Forth Worth TX, PGA golfer (1992 Bank One Senior Classic)
1939 William W Cobey Jr, (Rep-R-NC, 1985-87)
1940 Bruce Chatwin, England, writer (On the Black Hill)
1940 Richard Brooks, singer (Impressions)
1941 Richie Valens
1941 Richie Valens
1941 Richie Valens
1941 Richie Valens
1941 Richie Valens
1941 Imca Marina, [Bijl], singer (Viva Espa¤a, Bella Italia, Oh Brazil)
1941 Joe Brown, singer/guitarist
1941 Ritchie Valens, singer (Donna, La Bamba)
1941 Senta Berger, Vienna Austria, actress (Cast a Giant Shadow)
1942 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
1942 Vladimir A Dzhanibekov, USSR, cosmo (Soyuz 27, 39, T-6, T-12, T-13)
1943 Mary Wells, Detroit, singer (My Guy)
1944 Betsy Finley Ashton, broadcast journalist/author/lecturer
1944 Carolyn Franklin, US singer/songwriter (Baby Baby Baby, Angel)
1944 Clive Radley, cricketer (England batsman in 8 Tests 1978)
1944 Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, British explorer/genealogist
1945 Magic Dick, [Richard Salwitz], harmonicaist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946 Danny Klein, NYC, rock bassist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
1946 Tim Pigott-Smith, actor (Sweet William, Jewel in Crown)
1947 David Hughes, cricketer
1947 Pete "Overend" Watts, rock bassist (Mott The Hoople-All Young Dudes)
1947 Stephen R Donaldson, US, sci-fi author (Lord Foul's Bane)
1949 Franklin Ajaye, BKln NY, comedian/actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash)
1949 John Glover, conductor
1949 Overend Watts, rock bassist (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
1949 Zoe Wanamaker, actress (Raggedy Rawney)
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Stevie Wonder
1950 Danny Kirwan, rocker (Fleetwood Mac)
1950 John "Jocko" Marcellino, rocker/actor (Tagget, Hot to Trot, Rain Man)
1950 Peter Gabriel, rocker (Genesis-Against All Odds)
1950 Stevie Wonder, singer/songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love)
1951 Paul Thompson, rock drummer (Roxy Music)
1951 Selina Scott, TV newscaster (West 57th)
1952 John R Kasich, (Rep-R-OH, 1983- )
1952 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
1952 Sew Shivnarine, cricketer (3 Tests for WI 1978, later USA captain)
1956 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
1956 Darius Rucker, lead vocalist (Hootie & the Blowfish-Let Her Cry)
1957 Claudie Andr‚-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
1957 Eloise Broady, Houston Tx, playmate (Apr, 1988)
1958 Frances Barber, Wolverhampton England, actress (Castaway)
1959 Robert Earnshaw, racehorse trainer
1960 Richard M "Dick" van de Toorn, actor (Pastorale)
1960 Shannon Vessup-Millen, LA Calif, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1991)
1961 Dennis Rodman
1961 Dennis Rodman
1961 Dennis Rodman
1961 Dennis Rodman
1961 Dennis Rodman
1961 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls)
1963 Julian Brookhouse, rocker (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
1963 Wally Masur, England, tennis star
1964 Sam Randolph, Santa Barbara CA, Nike golfer (1993 New England-2nd)
1964 Sara Gomer, England, tennis star
1965 Chris Washburn, NBAer
1968 Annette DeLuca, North Bergen NJ, LPGA golfer
1968 James Harris, NFL defensive end (Minn Vikings)
1969 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chic White Sox)
1970 Doug Evans, NFL defensive back (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)
1970 Giuseppe Busillo, hockey forward (Team Italy 1998)
1970 Mark Beaufait, Royal Oak Mich, US hockey forward (Olympics-1994)
1970 Mitch Lyons, NFL tight end (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers)
1970 Selwyn Jones, NFL defensive back (Seahawks, Den Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1971 Hamish Pepper, Auckland NZ, laser single handed yachter (Olympics-96)
1971 Michael Sirotka, Chicago IL, pitcher (Chic White Sox)
1971 Rob Fredrickson, NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders)
1971 Tom Nalen, NFL center (Denver Broncos-Superbowl 32)
1972 Darryl Sydor, Edmonton, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)
1972 Josh Heinrich, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Lions, Barcelona Dragons)
1973 Brooke Jennifer Gambrell, Boise Idaho, Miss America-Idaho (1996)
1973 Michelle Mouser, Miss USA-Ohio (1997)
1974 Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
1974 Lisa Jacob, 800m freestyle relay (Olympics-96)
1975 Chris Crawford, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
1977 Diane Halber, Torrance Calif, fig skater (1996 Natl Collegiate champ)
1977 Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Oly-98)

Events


Leprechaun Day
Leprechaun Day
535 St Agapitus I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
609 Pope Boniface I turns Pantheon into Catholic church
641 Eligius (Saint Eloy) becomes bishop of Doornik-Noyon
1106 Henry I of Limburg becomes duke of Neth-Lutherans
1110 Crusaders march into Beirut causing a bloodbath
1364 Peter Coutherel banished from Leuven
1497 Pope Alexander VI excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola
1559 Excavated corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel
1568 Mary Queen of Scots is defeated by English at battle of Langside
1588 King Henri III flees Paris
1607 English land to found Jamestown (1st permanent settlement)
1607 English land to found Jamestown (1st permanent settlement)
1607 English colonists (John Smith) lands near James River in VA
1624 Admiral Hermites fleet blockade Lima Peru
1637 Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife
1643 Battle at Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
1643 Heavy earthquake strikes Santiago Chile; kills 1/3 of population
1652 Ingen Ryuki invited to become the abbot of Sofokuji temple in Nagasaki
1654 Venetian fleet under Adm Adeler beats Turkish
1767 Mozart's opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus," premieres in Salzburg
1777 University library at Vienna opens
1779 War of Bavarian Succession ends
1787 Arthur Phillip sets sails with 11 ships of criminals to Botany Bay
1820 Opera "Die J„garsbraut" is completed
1828 US passes Tariff of Abominations
1830 Republic of Ecuador is founded, with Juan Jose Flores as president
1835 1st foreign embassy in Hawaii forms
1846 US declares war on Mexico.
1846 US declares war on Mexico.
1846 US declares war on M‚xico, 2 months after fighting begins
1861 Queen Victoria announces England's position of neutrality
1864 -16] Atlanta Campaign-Battle of Resaca Georgia
1865 S Brownsville, TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is last man killed
1874 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On Greek-Ruthenian rite"
1876 Amersfoort-Zutphen railway opens
1877 C‚sar Franck's "Lesson Eolides," premieres
1882 Toba-indians killed 20 members of French expedition
1884 Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms
1887 15th Preakness: William Donohue aboard Dunboyne wins in 2:39«
1888 DeWolf Hooper 1st recited "Casey at Bat"
1888 Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Aur‚a" abolishing slavery
1890 18th Preakness: W Martin aboard Montague wins in 2:36.75
1890 Lord Salisbury offers Germany Helgoland in exchange for Zanzibar, Uganda & Equatoria
1891 17th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Kingman wins in 2:52¬
1905 James J Jeffries retires as boxing champ
1906 Bezalel Art School opens in Jerusalem
1909 Christian National Labor Workers (CNV) party begins in Netherlands
1911 37th Kentucky Derby: George Archibald aboard Meridian wins in 2:05
1911 NY Giant Fred Merkle is 1st to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1912 Royal Flying Corps forms in England
1913 1st 4 engine aircraft built & flown (Igor Sikorsky-Russia)
1916 1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day
1916 42nd Kentucky Derby: Johnny Loftus aboard George Smith wins in 2:04
1916 Native American Day is 1st observed
1917 1st appearance of Mary to 3 shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal
1917 Ernest Bloch's "Schelomo," premieres
1918 1st US airmail stamps issued (24›)
1922 48th Kentucky Derby: Albert Johnson aboard Morvich wins in 2:04.6
1922 48th Preakness: L Morris aboard Pillory wins in 1:51.6
1923 Pulitzer prize awarded to Willa Carter (One of Ours)
1926 German govt of Luther falls
1927 "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
1927 VVOG soccer team forms in Harderwijk
1930 Farmer killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas
1930 Only known fatality due to hail
1931 Paul Doumer elected president of France
1932 Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar
1933 59th Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard Head Play wins in 2:02
1934 Great dustbowl storm
1936 Quiroga govt takes office in Spain
1939 65th Preakness: George Seabo aboard Challedon wins in 1:59.8
1939 SS St Louis departs Hamburg with 937 Jews fugitives
1940 British bomb factory at Breda
1940 Churchill says I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears & sweat
1940 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England
1940 German breakthrough at Grebbelinie
1941 Martin Bormann is named head of Nazi Party Chancellery in Germany
1941 Trial against resistance fighter comte d'Estienne d'Orves begins
1941 Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland
1942 Helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight
1942 Pitcher Jim Tobin belts 3 HRs in a game
1943 German & Italian forces in Africa surrender
1943 German occupiers confiscate all radios
1944 70th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
1945 US troops conquer Dakeshi Okinawa
1946 Sarwate & Banerjee add 249 for 10th wkt for Indians v Surrey
1946 US convicts 58 camp guard of Mauthausen concentration camp to death
1946 Winston Churchill welcomed in Rotterdam
1947 Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions
1949 1st British-produced jet bomber, Canberra, makes its 1st test flight
1950 Diner's Club issues its 1st credit cards
1952 Minor-league Bristol pitcher Ron Necciai strikes out 27 in 9-innings
1952 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
1953 NY Giants Willie Mays & Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs & a triple
1954 "Pajama Game" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1063 performances
1954 Labour Party wins British municipal elections
1954 Robin Roberts gives up a HR then retires next 27 men in a row
1954 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1955 Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive HRs of at least 463'
1956 Pachyderm Building at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1958 French settlers riot against French army in Algeria
1958 Jordan & Iraq form Arab Federation
1958 Pierre Pflimlin forms French govt
1958 Rioters attack US VP Nixon in Venezuela
1958 Stan Musial, is 8th to get 3,000 hits
1959 Kraft Music Hall with Milton Berle, last airs on NBC-TV
1960 1st launch of Delta satellite launching vehicle; it failed
1960 Phillies lose 3rd consecutive 1-0 game
1960 WOLE TV channel 12 in Aguadillo, PR
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1965 Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"
1965 Several Arab nations break ties with West Germany after it established diplomatic relations with Israel
1966 Rolling Stones release "Paint it Black"
1966 Federal education funding is denied to 12 school districts in the South because of violations of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
1967 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
1967 Octagonal boxing ring is tested to avoid corner injuries
1968 1,000,000 French demonstrate against De Gaulle & Pompidou
1970 Beatles movie "Let it Be" premieres
1971 Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane seriously injured in a car accident
1972 115 die in nightclub atop 7-story Sennichi dept store (Osaka Japan)
1972 Milwaukee Brewers beat Minn Twins, 4-3, in 22 innings (started 5/12)
1973 "Cyrano" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 49 performances
1973 Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif
1973 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1975 "Rodgers & Hart" opens at Helen Hayes Theater NYC for 108 performances
1975 Flyers 4-Isles 1-Semifinals-Flyers win semifinals 4-3
1975 Hail stones as large as tennis balls hit Wernerville Tenn
1976 9th & final ABA championship: NY Nets beat Denv Nuggets, 4 games to 2
1977 Howard Stern begins broadcasting at WRNW, Briarcliff Manor NY
1978 "Angel" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 5 performances
1978 "Runaways" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 199 performances
1978 Henry Rono of Kenya sets record for 3,000 m steeplechase (8:05.4)
1978 Joie Chitwood drives a Chevette 5.6 miles on just 2 wheels
1978 Musical "Runaways" with Elizabeth Swados premieres in NYC
1979 "Utter Glory... Morrissey Hall" opens & closes at Mark Hellinger NYC
1979 Sandra Post wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament
1979 Shah & family sentenced to death in Teheran
1980 Cincinnati Red Ray Knight hits 2 HRs in 5th inning vs NY Mets
1981 Dinamo Tbilisi wins 21st Europe Cup II
1981 Pope John Paul II shot, wounded by assailant in St Peter's Square
1982 Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
1982 Canucks 0-Isles 3-Stanley Cup-Isles hold 3-0 lead
1982 Chicago Cubs win their 8,000th (beat Astros)
1982 Soyuz T-5 is launched-Berezovoi & Lebedev for 211 days in space
1982 Terri Lea Utley, 20, (Arkansas), crowned 31st Miss USA
1983 Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times
1984 "Oliver!" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 17 performances
1984 Amy Alcott wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
1984 Johan Cruyffs last competitive match
1985 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
1985 Laura Elena Martinez-Herring, 21, (Texas), crowned 34th Miss USA
1985 Phila Police bomb a house held by group "Move," kills 11
1987 Ajax wins 27th Europe Cup II
1989 Approx 2,000 students begin hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
1989 Minn Twin Kirby Puckett becomes 35th to hit 4 doubles in a game
1989 Trinidad & Tobago ties US 1-1, in 3rd round of 1990 world soccer cup
1990 "Change in the Heir" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 16 perfs
1990 Dottie Mochrie wins LPGA Crestar Golf Classic
1991 "Michael Jackson: Magic & Madness" goes on sale
1991 Apple releases Macintosh System 7.0
1991 South African activist Winnie Mandela convicted of abducting 4 blacks
1991 Yankee Stadium fans sing "Like a Virgin" to Jose Canseco
1992 3 astronauts simultaneous walked in space for the 1st time
1992 Ajax wins 21st UEFA Cup
1992 Concrete foundation for ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) is poured
1992 Final episode of "Night Court" airs on NBC-TV
1992 Frank Stallone beats Geraldo Rivera in boxing on Howard Stern Show
1993 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
1993 Arsenio Hall's 1,000th show retrospective seen in Netherlands
1993 CBS' Knots Landing ends 14 year run with 334th show in Netherlands
1993 KC Royal George Brett hits his 300th HR
1993 Methane gas explosion in Secunda coal mine South-Africa, kills 50
1994 Indians, begin a 18 home game hoome win streak at Jacobs Field
1995 6.5 earthquake hits Greece
1995 New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup
1995 Chelsi Smith, 21, of USA, crowned 44th Miss Universe Shanna Lynn Moakler, (19-NY), replaces Chelsi Smith as Miss USA
1996 OJ Simpson appears on British TV discussing his not guilty verdict
1997 Eddie Murray is 6th baseball player to play in 3,000 games
1999 SETI@home launches search for extraterrestrials through distributed computing.
1999 SETI@home launches search for extraterrestrials through distributed computing.
1999 SETI@home launches search for extraterrestrials through distributed computing.
1999 SETI@home launches search for extraterrestrials through distributed computing.
1999 SETI@home launches search for extraterrestrials through distributed computing.

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