On 11 June 1943 this Italian occupied island surrendered to the Allies.
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Prince Klemens Von Metternich, Chancellor of Austria.
Lyman Frank Baum, author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz).
Emily Folger, Shakespeare scholar.
Pierre Curie, physicist.
Ellen Louise Axson Wilson, first wife of President Woodrow Wilson.
Katherine Anne Porter, novelist (Ship of Fools).
Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian novelist (Notes of a Dead Man, Heart of a Dog).
Richard Daley, mayor of Chicago through the 1960s and early 1970's.
Richard Avedon, photographer.
Peter Shaffer, English playwright (Equus, Amadeus), twin brother of Anthony Shaffer.
Anthony Shaffer, English playwright (Sleuth), twin brother of Peter Shaffer.
Jasper Johns, Jr., painter, leader of the Pop Art movement.