Today in History for 1st December 2019

Historical Events

1954 – Nationalist China and US sign dike agreement
1954 – NY Yankees and Baltimore Orioles complete largest trade in MLB history as 17 players, including Don Larsen, Gene Woodling, Bob Turley change teams; first phase of transaction began November 18 and concludes today after the MLB draft
1986 – Musée d’Orsay opens in Paris
1988 – Benazir Bhutto named 1st female Prime Minister of a Muslim country (Pakistan)
2007 – Davis Cup Tennis, Portland, Oregan: Bob and Mike Bryan team to give US an unassailable 3-0 lead (ends 4-1) over Russia; beat Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev 7-6, 6-4, 6-2; 32nd US title
2017 – President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the F.B.I.

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Famous Birthdays

1912 – Cookie Lavagetto, American baseball third baseman, manager and coach (MLB All Star 1938-41; Brooklyn Dodgers; Washington Senators), born in Oakland, California (d. 1990)
1934 – Hilly Axwijk, Suriname social worker
1958 – Charlene Tilton, American actress (Lucy Ewing – Dallas), born in San Diego, California
1964 – Salvatore Schillaci [Totò], Italian soccer striker (16 caps; Messina, Juventus), born in Palermo, Italy
1966 – Steve Walsh, American NFL quarterback and CFL coach (Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
1976 – Brently Heilbron, American satirist

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Famous Deaths

1018 – Thietmar, German chronicler and Bishop of Merseburg, dies at 43
1729 – Giacomo F. Maraldi, French-Italian astronomer and mathematician, dies at 64
1808 – Anton Fischer, composer, dies at 30
1892 – Joseph Lippens, Belgian lieutenant in Congo, murdered
1939 – Max Fiedler, German composer, dies at 79
1943 – Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, dies at 81

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