Today in History for 13th February 2019

Historical Events

1575 – Henry III of France is crowned at Rheims
1943 – German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower visits front
1972 – XI Winter Olympic Games close at Sapporo, Japan
1990 – Larry Bird (Celtics) ends NBA free throw streak of 71 games
2000 – The last original “Peanuts” comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.
2010 – A bombing at the German Bakery in Pune, India, kills 10 and injures 60 more.

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Famous Birthdays

1908 – Gerald Strang, Claresholm Canada, composer
1911 – Jean Muir Fullarton, American actress and educator (Fugitive in the Sky, The Aldrich Family), born in Suffern, New York (d. 1996)
1937 – Sigmund Jaehn, German cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29), born in Muldenhammer, Germany
1979 – Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer, born in Zamora, Mexico
1980 – Kristy Powell, US gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Stuart, Florida
1997 – Michael Jackson Jr., son of Michael Jackson, born in Beverly Hills, California

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Famous Deaths

1315 – Jean I of Chalon-Arlay, mayor of Neuchôtel, dies
1883 – Richard Wagner, German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, The Flying Dutchman), dies at 69
1906 – Albert Gottschalk, Danish painter, dies at 39
1963 – Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
1990 – Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
1991 – Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67

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