Today in History for 16th March 2020

Historical Events

1527 – Battle of Khanua: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power
1861 – Confederate government appoints commissioners to Britain
1961 – 18th Golden Globes: “Spartacus”, Burt Lancaster, and Greer Garson win
1968 – General Motors produces its 100 millionth automobile, the Oldsmobile Toronado
1973 – Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil
2008 – 55th ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: #1 North Carolina beats #22 Clemson, 86-81

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Famous Birthdays

1920 – John Addison, English composer (Tom Jones-Acad Award), born in Surrey England (d. 1998)
1940 – Chuck Woolery, Ky, TV game show host (Love Connection)
1959 – Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
1963 – Jimmy Degrasso, American musician, drummer
1964 – Patty Griffin, American singer and songwriter (Downtown Church), born in Old Town, Maine
1986 – T. J. Jordan, American basketball player

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Famous Deaths

1485 – Anne Neville, English queen, wife of Richard III of England, dies at 28
1899 – Joseph Medill, mayor of Chicago (b. 1823)
1985 – Jean Purdy, British embryologist and nurse (pioneer in developing IVF), dies from melanoma at 39
1985 – Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82
1991 – Jan H. van Roijen, Dutch ambassador to the U.S. and Netherlands Foreign Minister, dies at 85
1996 – Peter Clemoes, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies at 76

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