Today in History for 18th December 2018

Historical Events

1949 – Philadelphia Eagles beat LA Rams 14-0 in NFL championship game
1970 – Polish uprising fails
1971 – Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.
1977 – Dutch Antilles: premier Boy Rozendal points independence off
1980 – Vietnam adopts constitution
1980 – Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts minister Van Agts abortion laws

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Famous Birthdays

1635 – Antonius Matthaeus, Dutch lawyer/historian
1760 – Knud L Rahbek, Danish literary (Om sku skuespillerkunsten)
1913 – Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
1948 – Edmund “Ed” Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
1966 – Steve Dullaghan, rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)
1972 – Raymond Herrera, American drummer (Fear Factory) and businessman

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Famous Deaths

1799 – Jean-Étienne Montucla, French mathematician, dies at 74
1919 – Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
1975 – Theodosius Dobzhansky, Russian-American genetist, evolutionary biologist and author (Mankind Evolving), dies at 75
2000 – Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
2002 – Wayne Owens, former U.S. Congressman (D-Utah) (b. 1937)
2008 – Mark Felt, the infamous “Deep Throat”, American FBI official and whistle blower during the Watergate Scandal dies aged 95

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