History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.
1944: Singer-songwriter Robbie Robertson, best known for his work as lead guitarist and primary lyricist within The Band, is born Jaime Robert Klegerman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Robertson is credited for writing such classics as "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Up On Cripple Creek."
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