On this day:

1976: Frenchman Jacques Mayol, also known as Dolphin Man, becomes the first person to dive 100 meters in the sea without breathing equipment

2005: 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected as President of Liberia. She is also the first woman to be elected as head of state in an African country

Born on this day:

912: Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

Gone on this day:

1990: Roald Dahl, English pilot, author, screenwriter

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