Today in History for 18th March 2019

Historical Events

37 – Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus (aka Caligula = Little Boots) emperor
1773 – Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer” premieres in London
1793 – The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann
1850 – Henry Wells and William Fargo form American Express in Buffalo
1865 – Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
1919 – Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
1940 – Kathy Hutchinson, race horse trainer
1947 – Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
1959 – Irene Cara, Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York
1978 – Khalilah Adams, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1823 – Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, dies at 69
1933 – Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi, Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
1944 – Benjamin Delmonte, theater director and actor (Black Haired Whore), dies at 79
1964 – Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (discovered cybernetics), dies at 69
1983 – Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy’s last king dies in exile aged 78
2001 – John Phillips, American singer and guitarist (Mama and Papas-California Dreaming), dies at 65

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