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- Norman Mailer wrote a book about a Russian spy hiding out in a Brooklyn apartment. Years later, he found out that his neighbor downstairs, in Brooklyn, was a Russian spy!
- The founder of the Ferrari company, Enzo Ferrari, died on August 14, 1988. Just two months later, on October 15, Arsenal footballer Mesut Özil was born.
- The first and last British soldiers killed in the First World War are buried in Belgium Saint Symphorien cemetery. Their graves are located just 6 meters apart and their headstones face each other, which is a major coincidence considering that this arrangement wasn’t at all planned.
- The American Civil War began in Wilmer McLean’s front yard and ended in his front parlor.