On 10 January 1923 American troops were ordered home from this country.
Today in History: Born on August 12
George IV, named Prince Regent in 1810 when his father, George III, is declared insane.
Robert Southey, English poet laureate (1813-1843).
Robert Mills, architect and engineer whose designs include the Washington Monument, the National Portrait Gallery and the U.S. Treasury Building.
Katherine Bates, composer of "America the Beautiful."
Cecil B. DeMille, American film director, producer and screenwriter, famous for epic productions.
Zerna Sharp, creator and co-author, with William S. Gray, of the Dick and Jane reading primer series.
Cantinflas, Mexican circus clown, acrobat and actor.
Norris and Ross McWhirter, wrote and updated Guinness Book of World Records, 1955–1975; following Ross' assassination by the IRA, Norris continued writing and updating the Guinness Book until 1985.
Porter Wagoner, country singer, TV show host.
Ralph Waite, actor (The Waltons, Roots).
Buck Owens, country singer, a leader in establishing the "Bakersfield Sound.".
Vice-Admiral John Poindexter, Security Adviser to Pres. Ronald Reagan (Dec 1985–Nov 1986); convicted on 5 felonies arising from the Iran/Contra affair, but the convictions were overturned on appeal.
Walter Dean Myers, award-winning author of books for young readers (Hoops, The Scorpion).
George Hamilton, Golden Globe-winning actor (Crime & Punishment, USA), producer (Love at First Bite).
Pat Metheny, multiple-award winning jazz guitarist, including unprecedented 7 Grammys for 7 consecutive recordings.