Judas Maccabeus restored the temple in Jerusalem in 164 BC. The Mayflower Compact, setting out the rules by which Plymouth Colony would be governed, was signed by 41 men in 1620. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened in 1964. It was the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time. Bombs exploded in two pubs in Birmingham, killing 21 people, in 1974.
Born today: Voltaire (1694-1778), René Magritte (1898-1967) and Björk.
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