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The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - SERIAL -

• 1804: Jo­hann Strauss the El­der, com­poser of waltzes, was born in Vi­enna.

• 1879: Al­bert Ein­stein, physi­cist and math­e­mati­cian, was born in Ulm, Baden-wurt­tem­berg, Ger­many.

• 1883: Death of Ger­man philoso­pher and fa­ther of Com­mu­nism Karl Marx.

• 1964: Jack Ruby was found guilty in Dal­las of killing Lee Har­vey Oswald, al­leged as­sas­sin of Pres­i­dent John F Kennedy, and

was sen­tenced to death. He died of a blood clot in the lung in 1967.

• 1984: Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams was shot and se­ri­ously in­jured by Loy­al­ist gun­men.

• 1991: The Birm­ing­ham Six, six Ir­ish­men jailed in 1975 for their al­leged part in the IRA Birm­ing­ham pub bomb­ings and the mur­ders of 21 peo­ple, were freed af­ter the court of ap­peal quashed their con­vic­tions.

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