Today in History for 14th April 2019

Historical Events

1935 – Black Sunday: Severe sandstorm ravages the US Midwest, creating the “Dust Bowl”
1943 – Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis
1954 – Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
1955 – Elston Howard becomes the 1st black to wear the Yankee uniform
1955 – Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings win back-to-back titles; beat Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory
1992 – “Guys and Dolls” opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 1143 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1738 – William Cavendish-Bentinck, British 3rd Duke of Portland, Whig Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09), born in Nottinghamshire, (d. 1809)
1913 – John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story, My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1995)
1926 – Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director and teacher (d. 1996)
1951 – Julian Lloyd Webber, English cellist
1957 – Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
1975 – Veronika Zemanová, Czech model, born in Ceske Budejovice, Czechia

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Famous Deaths

1574 – Christoffel Palts, German general strategist, dies in battle
1934 – Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), at 61
1949 – Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68
1953 – Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
1960 – Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
1983 – Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Olympic bronze 1952), dies at 64

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