History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
1969: Rapper, producer, actor and filmmaker RZA, the de facto leader of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan, is born Robert Fitzgerald Diggs in Brooklyn, New York. In addition to his work with Wu-Tang Clan and as a solo artist, RZA has acted in several movies, including "American Gangster," "Ghost Dog," "Funny People," "Due Date" and "Repo Men," and was a regular during the fifth season of the Showtime series "Californication" in 2012. He made his directorial debut with 2012's "The Man with the Iron Fists," which he also co-wrote and starred in.
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