Today in History for 14th March 2019

Historical Events

1903 – 1st national bird reservation established in Sebastian, Florida
1908 – Stanley Cup, Montreal Arena, Westmount, Quebec: Montreal Wanderers beat Toronto Professionals, 6-4
1960 – Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points
1971 – Barbra Streisand appears on “The Burt Bacharach Special” on CBS TV
1993 – Meg Mallon wins LPGA Ping/Welch’s Golf Championship
2013 – 25 people are killed and 50 are wounded by a series of car bombings in Baghdad, Iraq

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Famous Birthdays

1790 – Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver, born in Hanau, Germany (d. 1863)
1906 – Ulvi Cemal Erkin, composer
1916 – Horton Foote, American author, playwright and screenwriter
1930 – Ray Flockton, cricketer (prolific NSW batsman of 50’s)
1933 – Quincy Jones Jr, American composer and singer (We Are The World), born in Chicago, Illinois
1947 – Jimmy O’Rourke, rocker

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Famous Deaths

968 – Matilda of Ringelheim, German Queen (c. 895)
1801 – Christian Friedrich Penzel, German musician and composer, dies at 63
1903 – Johannes H Weissenbruch, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 88
1933 – Balto, husky dog who brought back the antitoxin in 1925
1976 – Busby Berkeley, US choreographer/dir (Strike Up the Band), dies at 80
1991 – Howard Ashman, song writer (Under the Sea), dies of AIDs at 40

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