Today in History for 18th December 2019

Historical Events

1799 – George Washington’s body interred at Mount Vernon
1932 – National Football League Championship; Playoff, Chicago Stadium: Chicago Bears beat Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0
1936 – Queensland cricket all out for 49 v Vic, Fleetwood-Smith 7-17
1953 – KATV TV channel 7 in Little Rock, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 – KMID TV channel 2 in Midland and Odessa, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
1980 – IRA’s Sean McKenna becomes critically ill, ends hunger strike

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Famous Birthdays

1913 – Lynn Bari [Margaret Schuyler Fisher], American actress (Shock, Nocturne, 6 Gun Law), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)
1931 – André S. Labarthe, French actor, film producer and director (Vivre sa vie, Cinéastes de notre temps), born in Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (d. 2018)
1960 – Kazuhide Uekusa, Japanese economist
1963 – Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
1966 – Makiko Esumi, Japanese actress
1972 – Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman

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Famous Deaths

1737 – Antonio Stradivari, renowned violin-maker, dies in Cremona Italy at 93
1894 – Erastus Flaval Beadle, American publisher (Beadle’s Dime Novels), dies at 73
1973 – Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, dies at 65
1977 – Cyril Ritchard, Australian actor (Peter Pan, Hans Brinker), dies at 80
1994 – Heinz Bernhard [Löwenstein], German-born British actor and director (Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 71
2006 – Mike Dickin, British radio broadcaster (b. 1943)

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