Today in History for 10th March 2019

Historical Events

1661 – French King Louis XIV ends office of premier
1905 – Japanese Army captures Mukden (Shenyang)
1910 – Pittsburgh Courier begins publishing
1920 – Home Rule Act passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by the southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
1922 – State of siege proclaimed during mine strike Johannesburg, South Africa
1990 – Ice Dance Championship at Halifax won by Klimova and Ponomarenko (Soviet Union)

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Famous Birthdays

1788 – Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, German poet (Das Marmorbild)
1824 – Thomas James Churchill, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
1877 – David M Chumaceiro, Curacao, poet
1884 – Stuart Holmes, American actor (Life’s Shop Window, Prisoner of Zenda), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
1955 – Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
1963 – John Cangelosi, outfielder (Houston Astros), born in Brooklyn, New York

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Famous Deaths

1701 – Johann Schelle, German composer, dies at 52
1888 – Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
1922 – Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
1973 – Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
2007 – Buddy [Brian Thomas] Allin, American PGA golfer (1980 NZ Open), dies at 62
2017 – Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), dies at 77

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