Today in History for 15th March 2019

Historical Events

221 – Liu Bei, a Chinese warlord and member of the Han royal house, declares himself Emperor of Shu-Han, claiming legitimate succession to the Han Dynasty
1941 – Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151 people
1948 – Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia
1968 – LIFE mag calls Jimi Hendrix “most spectacular guitarist in the world”
1981 – “Broadway Follies” opens/closes at Nederlander Theater NYC
2013 – Li Keqiang assumes office as the 7th Premier of the People’s Republic of China

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Famous Birthdays

1867 – Will Rossiter, composer
1874 – Eugène Fiset, Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1951)
1904 – J Pat O’Malley, Irish-British actor (101 Dalmatians, The Jungle Book), born in Burnley, England (d. 1985)
1907 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1981)
1947 – David Colley, cricketer (NSW quickie, 3 Tests for Australia 1972)
1953 – Colin Croft, cricketer (West Indian fast bowler 1977-82)

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Famous Deaths

1145 – Pope Lucius II [Gherardo Caccianemici dal Orso] (1144-1145)
1966 – Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, dies at 74
1985 – Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
1987 – Sterling W Cole, (Rep-R-NY), dies at 82
1992 – Vanessa Lee, actress (Split), dies at 71
2004 – William “Bill” Pickering, New Zealand-born space scientist at NASA, dies at 93

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