in 1572, English poet and dramatist Ben Jonson was born. Sadly, he was later discredited for taking steroids.
in 1936, the International Surrealist Exhibition opened in London. Salvador Dali nearly suffocated while delivering a lecture in a deep-sea diving suit. No, really.
in 2002, Antonio Meucci was acknowledged as the inventor of the telephone by US Congress. Sounds like the US Congress has way too much time on their hands...
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