Today in History for 11th March 2020

Historical Events

1912 – Eleftherios Venizelos, leader of the Liberal Party, wins the Greek elections again.
1927 – 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh
1981 – Johnny Mize and Rube Foster are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
1986 – Japanese probe Sakigake flies by Halley’s Comet at 6.8 million km
1994 – Eduardo Frei succeeds Patricio Aylwin as President of Chile
2013 – Laureus World Sports Awards, Municipal Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Sportsman: Usain Bolt; Sportswoman: Missy Franklin; Team: FC Bayern Munich

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Famous Birthdays

1887 – Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
1916 – Harold Wilson, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1964-70, 1974-76), born in Huddersfield, England (d. 1995)
1920 – Kenneth Dover, chancellor (St Andrews University)
1956 – Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
1960 – Christophe Gans, French film director
1975 – Shawn Springs, cornerback (Seattle Seahawks)

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Famous Deaths

222 – Elagabalus, Roman Emperor (218-22), murdered by the Praetorian Guard at 18
1897 – Henry Drummond, Scottish geologist, evangelist, dies at 45
1900 – Edmund Peate, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1881-86), dies
1925 – Andreas Hallen, composer, dies at 78
1960 – Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
1995 – Ernest Kabushemeye, Burundese minister of Mijnbouw, murdered

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