Today in History for 15th February 2019

Historical Events

1918 – US army troop ship torpedoed and sunk by Germany off Ireland
1921 – Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec
1936 – -60°F (-51°C), Parshall, North Dakota (state record)
1943 – Women’s camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
2017 – The Indian space rocket PSLV-C37 successfully launches 104 satellites in a single flight
2018 – First known case of transgender woman breastfeeding reported in “Transgender Health Journal” in US

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Famous Birthdays

1835 – Alexander Stuart Webb, Major General (Union Army), (d. 1911)
1894 – Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN)
1940 – John Hadl, American football player
1951 – Jane Seymour [Joyce Frankenberg], British actress (Live and Let Die, Somewhere in Time, Dr Quinn), born in London, England
1977 – Brooks Wackerman, US musician (Bad Religion, Avenged Sevenfold)
1978 – Tuan Le, Vietnamese-US poker player, born in Paris, France

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Famous Deaths

1843 – Theodoros Kolokotronis, Greek general and leader of the Greek War of Independence (1821-29), dies at 72
1921 – Hans Haym, German conductor, dies at 60
1992 – María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
1995 – Lord Taylor of Hadfield, British President of Taylor Woodrow Group, dies at 90
1998 – Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
1999 – Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)

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