Today in History for 17th March 2020

Historical Events

1190 – Crusades complete massacre of Jews of York England
1917 – Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School
1950 – Element 98 (Californium) announced
1978 – Reds don green uniforms for St Patricks Day
1979 – Wales beats England, 27-3 at the National Stadium, Cardiff for its 2nd consecutive Five Nations Rugby Championship and record 21st outright title; record 4th straight Triple Crown
2019 – Flash flooding and a landslides kills at least 73 and injures about 60 in Sentani and Jayapura, Papua, eastern Indonesia

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Urmuz, Romanian writer (d. 1923)
1915 – Henry Bumstead, American art director (d. 2006)
1925 – Jerome Lejeune, physiologist
1944 – John Sebastian, American singer (Loving Spoonful, Welcome Back Kotter), born in NYC, New York
1947 – Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
1964 – Jacques Songo’o, Cameroonian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1891 – Napoléon Bonaparte, French prince and member National Convention, dies at 68
1953 – Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer, dies at 73
1988 – Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer, dies at 38
1994 – Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
1994 – Mai Zetterling, Swedish actress and film director (Witches, Offbeat, Jet Storm), dies of cancer at 68
2016 – Paul Daniels, British magician (The Paul Daniels Magic Show), dies at 77

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