Today in History for 10th March 2020

Historical Events

1893 – New Mexico State University cancels its 1st graduation ceremony; its only graduand Sam Steele was robbed and killed the night before
1949 – Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
1964 – Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of “The Sound of Silence” at Columbia Studios in New York City
1966 – North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley
1990 – Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Halifax won by Jill Trenary (USA)
2018 – 16 people die after being struck by lightening at a church in Nyaruguru District, Rwanda

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Famous Birthdays

1771 – Georg F Creuzer, German philological/historian (Idea und Probe)
1941 – Piotr Warzecha, composer
1955 – Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
1962 – Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
1977 – Peter Enckelman, Finnish footballer
1985 – Casey Dienel, American singer-songwriter

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Famous Deaths

1922 – Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
1949 – James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
1993 – C. Northcote Parkinson, English historian (Pursuit of Progress) and author (Parkinson’s Law), dies at 83
2012 – Jean Giraud, French comic artist (Alien, Tron), dies at 73
2016 – Keith Emerson, English rock musician (Emerson, Lake and Palmer), commits suicide at 71
2017 – Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), dies at 77

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