Today in History for 18th April 2019

Historical Events

1521 – Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther
1666 – Peace of Kleef: Netherlands and bishop Von Galen of Munster
1921 – Philip James Barry’s “Punch for Judy” premieres in NYC
1964 – Artisans strike in Belgium ends
1968 – Peter Luke’s “Hadrian VII” premieres in London
1994 – 98th Boston Marathon: Cosmas Ndeti of Kenya wins 2nd straight title in 2:07:15; Uta Pippig of Germany claims women’s race in 2:21:45

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Famous Birthdays

1764 – Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1821)
1771 – Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, Austrian field marshal, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1820)
1903 – Yury Sergeyevich Milyutin, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
1965 – Vicky Villegas, rocker (Triplets)
1970 – Francois Leroux, Ste-adele, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins)
1982 – Scott Hartnell, NHL hockey player

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Famous Deaths

1161 – Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury
1803 – Louis François Antoine Arbogast, French mathematician (Du calcul des derivations), dies at 43
1940 – Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and politician, dies after being hit by a car during London blackout at 75
1967 – Karl Miller, German footballer, dies at 53
2009 – Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (b. 1987)
2011 – William Donald Schaefer, American politician (Gov-D-Md), dies at 89

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