Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.
1940: Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to hold the office of speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is born in Baltimore, Md. Pelosi, who has represented California in the House since 1987, was speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. The Democrat has been minority leader in the House since 2011, a role she also held from 2003 to 2007.
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