Today in History for 11th April 2019

Historical Events

1921 – KDKA broadcast 1st radio sporting event, a boxing match (Ray-Dundee)
1939 – Hungary leaves League of Nations
1945 – US captures Tsugen Shima
1951 – US President Harry Truman relieves General Douglas McArthur of command in Korea
1981 – Race riot in London area of Brixton
1986 – Dodge Morgan sailed solo nonstop around world in 150 days

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Famous Birthdays

1682 – Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1738)
1919 – Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony’s College Oxford), born in Bath, Somerset
1930 – Kazuo Fukushima, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
1966 – Lisa Stansfield, English pop singer (Around the World), born in Manchester, England
1970 – Joe Vitiello, infielder (KC Royals), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
1984 – Kelli Garner, American actress (Dreamland), born in Bakersfield, California

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Famous Deaths

1947 – Louise Peete, American convicted serial killer, dies at 66
1977 – Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
1992 – Eve Merriam, poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of cancer at 75
1996 – Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist, dies at 76
2006 – Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
2007 – Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81

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