Today in History for 1st February 2020

Historical Events

1908 – King Carlos I of Portugal and his heir, Prince Luis Filipe are assassinated by Republican sympathizers in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon
1953 – WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 – Heiss sisters go 1-2 in US women’s Figure Skating C’ships; defending champion Carol wins from Nancy; David Jenkins wins his third straight men’s title
1981 – Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell sensationally instructs younger brother Trevor to bowl underarm to Brian McKechnie with NZ needing 6 from last ball to tie 3rd World Series ODI in Melbourne; Australia wins by 6
1991 – US Air and Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
2004 – 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Famous Birthdays

1819 – Henry Lawrence Eustis, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1885)
1922 – Renata Tebaldi, lyric soprano, born in Pesaro, Italy (d. 2004)
1936 – G H Blake, Principal (Collingwood College, Durham U)
1964 – Dwayne Goettel, Canadian musician
1964 – Linus Roache, English actor, born in Manchester, United Kingdom
1968 – Lisa Marie Presley Keough Jackson, daughter of Elvis, born in Memphis, Tennessee

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Famous Deaths

1743 – Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
1747 – Jacobus E J Capitein, Dutch slave/vicar/merchant, dies
1877 – Joseph-Leon Gatayes, composer, dies at 71
1991 – Annie van Ommeren-Averink [Hanna Jacoba of Ommeren-Averink], Dutch politician (CPN), dies
1997 – Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
2010 – Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), dies from complications of open heart surgery at 68

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