Today in History for 11th February 2019

Historical Events

824 – St Paschal I ends his reign as Pope
1873 – Spanish Cortes fires king Amadeus I
1922 – Influential arts festival Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) opens in São Paulo – the beginning of Modernism in Brazil
1945 – Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill and Stalin
1945 – 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA
1975 – Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

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Famous Birthdays

1904 – Keith Holyoake, 26th Prime Minister of New Zealand (National: 1960-72), born in Pahiatua, New Zealand (d. 1983)
1930 – Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Olympic gold 1960)
1932 – Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1937 – Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
1963 – José Mari Bakero, Spanish footballer
1967 – John Patterson, American baseball infielder (SF Giants)

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Famous Deaths

821 – Benedict of Aniane, saint, dies
1543 – Ahmed Gran, sultan of Adal, dies in battle at Wayna Daga
1626 – Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (b. 1552)
1894 – Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer, dies at 70
1972 – Jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
1994 – Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23

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