Today in History for 11th August 2019

Historical Events

1695 – English and Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
1942 – – Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland
1992 – Oakland A’s rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game
1999 – The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
2012 – 153 people are killed and 1300 injured in Tabriz and Ahar, Iran after two earthquakes of up to 6.4 magnitude
2016 – A Greenland shark declared oldest vertebrate animal in the world at 392 years by international team of scientists

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Famous Birthdays

1720 – Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
1832 – Thomas Ogden Osbord, American lawyer, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Licking County, Ohio (d. 1904)
1833 – Robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)
1836 – Cato M. Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician and chemist (law of mass action), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1902)
1962 – Uvais Karnain, cricketer (Sri Lankan ODI bowler in mid 1980’s)
1975 – Chris Kelly, [Mack Daddy], Teaneck NJ, rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up)

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Famous Deaths

1778 – Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies
1854 – Macedonio Melloni, Italian physicist (radiant light), dies at 56
1908 – Khudiram Bose, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1889)
1919 – Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83
1995 – Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), dies of heart failure at 91
2005 – James Booth [David Geeves], British actor and screenwriter (Zulu, Keeping Mum), dies at 77

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