Today in History for 1st January 2020

Historical Events

1891 – French troops occupy Nioro, West-Sudan, 3000 killed
1952 – 18th Sugar Bowl: #3 Maryland beats #1 Tennessee, 28-13
1972 – 38th Orange Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Alabama, 38-6
1975 – U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers
1994 – 80th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #14 UCLA, 21-16
1994 – North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect

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Famous Birthdays

1723 – Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer
1853 – Hans Koessler, composer
1878 – Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist and engineer (d. 1929)
1896 – Yitzhak Edel, composer
1915 – Lewis Bingham Keeble, town planner
1932 – Arnfried G D P, Dutch manufacturer (breadcrumbs)/drugs dealer

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Famous Deaths

1905 – Mabel Cahill, Irish tennis player (US National C’ship 1891-92), dies at 41
1944 – Charles Turner, Australian cricket fast bowler (17 Tests; 101 wickets @ 16.53; fastest to 50 Test wickets), dies at 81
1988 – Marcel Hillaire, German actor (Take the Money and Run, Seven Thieves), dies from surgery complications at 79
1995 – Eugene Wigner, physicist (Nobel prize for physics-1963), dies at 92
2008 – Harold Corsini, American photographer, dies from a stroke at 88
2012 – Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72

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