Kudos!: Happy anniversaries 

1802: Alexandre Dumas, writer of ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘The Three Musketeers,’ was born.

1938: Clarinet virtuoso and big band leader Artie Shaw recorded the now-classic ‘Begin the Beguine.’

1969: Apollo 11, the first manned mission to land on the moon, splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean.

1987: Hulda Crooks, a 91-year-old mountaineer from California, became the oldest woman to conquer Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest peak.

2005: Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh time.

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