Today in History for 11th January 2019

Historical Events

1925 – Frank Kellogg replaces Charles Hughes on as US Secretary of State
1959 – Hanif Mohammad completes 499 runs for Karachi, then 1st class cricket world record
1963 – Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)
1978 – Soyuz 27 links with Salyut 6 and Soyuz 26 (1st time 3 spacecraft link)
1999 – Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
2001 – New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snaps 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55

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Famous Birthdays

1786 – Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
1886 – George Zucco, British actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Captain Fury), born in Manchester, England (d. 1960)
1894 – Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
1949 – Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
1979 – Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer, born in Kampung Awah, Malaysia
1985 – Newton Faulkner, English singer-songwriter, born in Surrey, England

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Famous Deaths

1944 – Galeazzo count of Cortellazzo Ciano, Italian politician, dies
1954 – Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
1963 – Arthur D Nock, English-Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
1988 – Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
1988 – Pappy Boyington, American combat pilot (United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II), dies of cancer at 75
2002 – Henri Verneuil, French-Armenian playwright and film director (Mélodie en sous-sol), dies at 81

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