Today in History for 1st March 2019

Historical Events

1866 – Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on Rio Parana
1940 – Richard Wright’s novel “Native Son” is published
1941 – 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tennessee
1954 – 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members
1973 – Robert Joffrey Dance Company opens
2007 – Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.

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Famous Birthdays

1880 – Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic (Benson Medal 1923), born in London, England
1923 – Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer and editor (d. 1999)
1943 – Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast (6 Olympic gold 1968, 72), born in Nagoya, Japan
1967 – Aron Winter, Surnamese/Dutch soccer star (Ajax, Lazio)
1971 – Zahoor Elahi, cricketer (Pakistan opening batsman v NZ 1996)
1983 – Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1693 – Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, dies at 39
1757 – Edward Moore, English writer (b. 1712)
1859 – Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61
1984 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (Addams Family, The Kid, Oliver Twist), dies of a heart attack at 69
1991 – Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, dies at 81
1994 – Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87

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