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1896

Birth of James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, in Alameda. “Medal of Honor recipient, pioneering holder of speed records, leader of first aerial attack on the Japanese mainland, and famed World War II air commander.” He died on September 27, 1993, in Pebble Beach. [Sources: HistoryNet.com, US Air Force Biographies, and Wikipedia.]