Today in History for 11th May 2019

Historical Events

1189 – Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade
1919 – Yanks’ Jack Quinn and Senators’ Walter Johnson, 12 inning 0-0 tie
1929 – Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin, Texas
1962 – US sends troops to Thailand
1983 – Aberdeen of Scotland win 23rd European Cup Winner’s Cup against Real Madrid of Spain 2-1 in Gothenburg
1985 – 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history

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Famous Birthdays

1854 – Ottmar Mergenthaler, Hachtel Germany, inventor (linotype)
1896 – Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter
1923 – Gordon White, British business tycoon and co-founder of corporate raider Hanson Group, born in Hull, England (d. 1995)
1950 – John Kelly, American General, President Trump’s Chief of Staff (2017-), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1953 – Boyd Gaines, American actor (Mark-One Day at a Time, Sure Thing), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1961 – Cecile Licad, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981), born in Manila, Philippines

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Famous Deaths

1845 – Karoly Filtsch, composer, dies at 14
1929 – Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
1978 – John Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/poet, dies at 93
1979 – Lester Raymond Flatt, musician (Ballad of Jed Clampett), dies at 64
1979 – Joan Chandler, dies at 55
1996 – Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher, dies at 85

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