Today in History for 15th December 2018

Historical Events

1667 – Brandenburg declares himself neutral in Devolutie War
1899 – Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
1953 – WJHG TV channel 7 in Panama City, FL (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1961 – JFK visits Puerto Rico
1969 – San Francisco Fire Department replaces leather helmets with plastic ones
2015 – Fifth Republican presidential candidates debate in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Famous Birthdays

1793 – Henry Charles Carey, American economist (Principles of Poli Economy), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1879)
1857 – Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, Polish composer, born in Siedlce, Poland (d. 1898)
1943 – Kathleen Blanco, American politician
1977 – Catherine Fox, 400m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
1981 – Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player
1991 – Eunice Cho, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1576 – Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician, dies at 53
1673 – Margaret Cavendish, English writer (b. 1623)
1892 – Charles Balmer, German composer, dies at 75
1944 – Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), dies in a suspected plane crash at 40
1980 – Rudolph Cleveringa, Dutch anti-nazi lawyer and professor of Law at Leiden University, dies at 86
2010 – Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany’s), dies at 88

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