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1946

Birth of Andre the Giant

Big Daddy Today marks the birth of a wrestling great and a cultural icon. André René Roussimoff, better known as Andre the Giant, was born in Grenoble France in 1946 and for anyone wondering how he got his name, by the time he was 12, he was already 6 foot 3 and 240 lbs (he later grew to 7 foot 4 and 540 lbs). In fact, he was so immense that the school bus couldn’t accommodate him, so a nei... Read more >

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1935

Lawrence of Arabia dies

T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living under an assumed name on this day in 1935. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident six days before. Thomas Edward Lawrence was born in Tremadoc, Wales, in 1888. In 1896, his family moved to Oxford. Lawrence studied ... Read more >