Today in History for 17th March 2019

Historical Events

1804 – Friedrich Schiller’s play “Wilhelm Tell” premieres
1891 – British Steamer “Utopia” sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
1901 – At a show in Paris 71 Vincent van Gogh paintings cause a sensation, 11 years after his death
1966 – US submarine locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
1996 – “Bus Stop” closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 29 performances
1997 – CNN begin Spanish broadcasts

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Famous Birthdays

1920 – John La Montaine, composer (Pulitzer 1959), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2013)
1927 – Nancy Sheehan, writer
1936 – Ladislaw Kupkovic, composer
1939 – Robin Knox-Johnston, British yachtsman
1942 – Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
1979 – Nicole “Coco” Austin, American glamor model

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Famous Deaths

1764 – George Parker, English astronomer, dies
1806 – David Dale, industrialist and philanthropist, dies
1902 – George William Warren, composer, dies at 73
1994 – Arthur C. Jacobs, Scottish poet, dies at 57
1995 – Ronnie Kray, English gangster (The Firm), dies at 61
1996 – Kenneth Jameson, art educationalist, dies at 83

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