In 1836, Texas forces under Sam Houston defeated Mexican forces at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1918, Germany's "Red Baron," ace fighter pilot Manfred von Richthofen, was shot down and killed. In 1960, the new city of Brasilia officially became Brazil's capital. In 1977, the Tony Award-winning musical Annie opened on Broadway.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-55), novelist/poet; John Muir (1838-1914), environmentalist; Max Weber (1864-1920), sociologist; Anthony Quinn (1915-2001), actor; Elizabeth II (1926- ), British monarch; Elaine May (1932- ), actress/filmmaker; Charles Grodin (1935- ), actor; Iggy Pop (1947- ), singer/musician; Patti LuPone (1949- ), actress/singer; Tony Danza (1951- ), actor; Andie Mac Dowell (1958- ), actress; James McAvoy (1979- ), actor; Tony Romo (1980- ), football player; Tavi Gevinson (1996- ), writer/actress
In 1980, Rosie Ruiz won the women's division of the Boston Marathon, but her title was stripped when Ruiz was revealed to have started the race just a mile before the finish.
Brasilia was added to the United Nations' World Heritage List in 1987 in recognition of the city's innovative urban planning and design.
"Life appears to me to be too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrong." – Charlotte Brontë
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