Today in History for 14th January 2019

Historical Events

1343 – Arnost of Pardubice becomes the first Archbishop of Prague (and the last bishop of Prague)
1526 – Charles V and Francis I sign the Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
1973 – “Aloha from Hawaii”, an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer
1984 – Ray ‘Boom Boom’ Mancini scores a 3rd-round TKO of Bobby Chacon to retain his WBA lightweight title in Reno, Nevada; Chacon so severely battered he thanks referee Richard Steele for stopping the fight
1995 – 10,000 South Africans attend state funeral of Joe Slovo
1998 – Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

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Famous Birthdays

1824 – Vladimir Stasov, Russian art and music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1906)
1836 – Henri Fantin-Latour, French painter, born in Grenoble, France (d. 1904)
1919 – Andy Rooney, American CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York (d. 2011)
1921 – Ken Sailors, American professional basketball player (popularized and may have invented the jump shot), born in Bushnell, Nebraska (d. 2016)
1936 – Clarence Carter, American singer (Thread the Needle), born in Montgomery, Alabama
1989 – 29-year-old Marie Claude Adam gives birth to sextuplets by Caesarean section in Port Royale, France

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Famous Deaths

1901 – Victor Balaguer, Catalaans historian/politician/author, dies at 76
1912 – Otto Liebmann, German philosopher (Kant and Epigones), dies at 71
1915 – Richard Meux Benson, founder of Anglican religious order (b. 1824)
1929 – Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
1988 – Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86
2016 – Alan Rickman, English actor (Die Hard, Harry Potter franchise), dies of cancer at 69

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