Today in History for 10th December 2018

Historical Events

1520 – Martin Luther publicly burns papal edict demanding he recant
1936 – Stockholm: physicist PBJ Debije receives Nobel prize for chemistry
1974 – European Economic Community calls for a European Parliament
1976 – Wings release triple album “Wings Over America”
1987 – “Nightline” is seen in USSR for 1st time
2013 – Mary Barra of General Motors becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company

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Famous Birthdays

1907 – Michael Blankfort, American writer/producer/director
1918 – Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)
1925 – Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)
1947 – Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
1969 – Todd Furdyk, CFL tackle (BC Lions)
1983 – Katrin Siska, Estonian singer

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Famous Deaths

1618 – Giulio Caccini, Italian composer
1917 – Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), dies of pneumonia at 93
1921 – Viktor Jacobi, composer, dies at 38
1991 – Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
1999 – Lex Goudsmit, Dutch actor (Fiddler on the Roof, Thomas en Senior op het spoor van Brute Berend), dies at 86
2014 – Ziad Abu Ein, Palestinian government minister, killed in confrontation with Israeli troops at protest on West Bank

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