Today in History for 11th January 2020

Historical Events

1753 – Ferdinand VI of Spain and Pope Benedictus XIV sign concord
1758 – Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]
1759 – 1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia
1879 – Anglo-Zulu War begins as British Lt-General Chelmsford invades Zululand in South Africa
1892 – Hawaiian Historical Society founded
1976 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Terry Kubicka

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Famous Birthdays

1755 – Alexander Hamilton, US Founding Father and 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury (1789-95), born in Charlestown, Nevis, West Indies (d. 1804)
1930 – Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 2015)
1943 – William Albert Penn, composer
1946 – Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
1951 – Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
1974 – Jens Nowotny, German footballer, born in Malsch, Germany

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Famous Deaths

844 – Michael I Rhangabes, Byzantine Emperor
1494 – Domenico Ghirlandaio, Italian artist (b. 1449)
1943 – Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
1988 – Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
1994 – Roger “Ram” Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
2010 – Miep Gies, Dutch Humanitarian, discoverer of Anne Frank’s diary (b. 1909)

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