Today in History for 14th March 2020

Historical Events

1908 – Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Toronto Professionals, 6-4
1964 – Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder
1969 – Seymour Nurse scores 258 in his last Test Cricket innings, WI v NZ
1971 – South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
1992 – NY Met Daryl Boston, Vince Coleman and Dwight Gooden accused of rape
2003 – Start of weekend of protests against war in Iraq that are attended by millions

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Famous Birthdays

1894 – Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)
1916 – Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
1943 – Jim Pons, bassist (Turtles, Mothers of Invention), born in Santa Monica, California
1956 – Tessa Sanderson, British javelin thrower (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kingston, Jamaica
1972 – Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics 1996)
1977 – Aki Hoshino, Japanese model

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Famous Deaths

1791 – Johann Salomo Semler, German historian and Bible commentator (b. 1725)
1874 – Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (published the most complete map of the Moon of the time, Mappa Selenographica, 4 vol. with Wilhelm Beer), dies at 79
1902 – Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
1995 – Gerard Thomas Victory, composer, dies at 73
1995 – John Peters Humphrey, Canadian jurist and human rights advocate, dies at 89
2003 – Jean-Luc Lagardère, French publisher (b. 1928)

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