Today in History for 15th February 2020

Historical Events

1852 – Great Ormond St Hospital for Sick Children, London, admits 1st patient
1933 – Social-democratic newspaper “Vorwarts” banned again in Berlin
1967 – 24th Golden Globes: A Man for All Seasons, Paul Scofield, and Anouk Aimee win
1978 – Zaire revises its constitution
1990 – Baseball owners lock out players
2001 – First draft of the complete human genome is published in the journal “Nature”

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Famous Birthdays

1368 – Sigismund, Holy Roman emperor (1410-37), born in Nuremberg, Kingdom of Germany (d. 1437)
1822 – Theodor Uhlig, German composer and violinist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1853)
1893 – Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)
1940 – Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
1940 – John Hadl, American football player
1959 – Hugo Savinovich, Ecuadorian sports commentator and wrestler, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Famous Deaths

1621 – Michael Praetorius, German composer (In Dulce Jubilo), dies at 50
1713 – Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, writer, dies
1848 – Hermann von Boyen, Prussian field marshal (b. 1771)
1991 – Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
1999 – Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
2019 – Gene Littler, American golfer (1961 US Open, 29 PGA Tour titles), dies at 88

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