Today in History for 18th May 2019

Historical Events

1291 – After 100 years of crusader control, Acre is the last crusader stronghold reconquered and destroyed by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil
1889 – Jules Massenet’s opera “Esclarmonde” premieres in Paris
1899 – World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1959 – “Castin’ My Spell” by Johnny Otis Show hits #52
1980 – Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
2014 – Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage

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Famous Birthdays

1891 – Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
1905 – Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
1927 – Richard Body, British politician (C), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire
1930 – Warren B Rudman, (Sen-R-NH, 1980- )
1948 – Felix MH Troch, Flemish actor and director (Gekkenbriefje)
1950 – Rodney Milburn Jr, USA, hurdler (Olympic gold 1972)

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Famous Deaths

1900 – Jean Gaspard Felix Ravaisson-Mollien, French philosopher (b. 1813)
1910 – Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), dies at 68
1949 – James T Adams, US historian (Pulitzer 1921)
1967 – Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (The Real McCoys, Lassie), dies from natural causes at 75
1995 – Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
2009 – Dolla American Rapper a.k.a. Roderick Anthony Burton II (b.1987)

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