Today in History for 13th December 2018

Historical Events

1545 – Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III
1920 – Netherland breaks contact with Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slavia
1966 – Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 and 78
1993 – Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
2001 – “A Beautiful Mind” based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)
2001 – Indian Parliament Sansad attacked by terrorists. 15 people killed, including all terrorists

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
1923 – Antoni Tapies, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
1925 – Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1943 – Margaret “Marti” Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
1959 – John Whitaker, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
1972 – GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)

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Famous Deaths

1693 – Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies
1814 – Charles Joseph Prince of Ligne, Belgium fieldmarshal/author, dies at 79
1932 – Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (b. 1853)
1945 – Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide
1958 – Ahmed Mukhtar Baban, premier of Iraq, executed
1974 – John G. Bennett, British scientist and author, dies at 77

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