Today in History for 13th December 2019

Historical Events

1918 – US army of occupation crosses Rhine, enters Germany
1947 – “Caribbean Carnival” closes at International NYC after 11 performances
1954 – Elsa Schiaparelli’s House of Schiaparelli at Place Vendôme in Paris closes
1993 – Space shuttle STS-61 (Endeavour 5), lands
1997 – 63rd Heisman Trophy Award: Charles Woodson, Michigan (CB)
2014 – A civil rights protest march in Washington, D.C. takes place, against the police killing of unarmed black men

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Famous Birthdays

1925 – Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors’ Hospital), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador (d. 2004)
1937 – Rob Houwer, Dutch director and producer and actor (OK, Professor Columbus), born in The Hague, Netherlands
1943 – Margaret “Marti” Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
1958 – Clark Brandon, American actor (Fast Food), born in NYC, New York
1982 – Tuka Rocha, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil
1982 – Ricky Nolasco, American baseball player, born in Corona, California

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Famous Deaths

1650 – Phineas Fletcher, English poet, dies at 68
1909 – Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54
1940 – Dusty Tapscott, cricket (bro of Doodles, 4and1 in only S Af Test), dies
1945 – Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide
2011 – Russell Hoban, American author (creator of ‘Frances’ series), dies at 86
2016 – Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 – game-theory analysis), dies at 95

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