Today in History for 19th January 2020

Historical Events

1419 – French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1899 – Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1922 – Geological survey says US oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1949 – Cuba recognises Israel.
1988 – “48 Hours” premieres on CBS-TV
1991 – Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title

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Famous Birthdays

1679 – Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
1902 – Heinrich Schmist-Barrien, German author (Moorkeerl)
1909 – Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
1924 – Nicholas Colasanto, American actor (Cheers, Family Plot, The Counterfeit Killer), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1985)
1970 – Udo Suzuki, Japanese comedian, born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan
1977 – Nicole, Chilean singer, born in Chile

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Famous Deaths

1934 – Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
1948 – Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
1992 – Manabendra Mukhopadhyay, Bengali singer and composer (Ei Ganga ei Padda), dies at 60
2000 – Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)
2011 – Ernest McCulloch, Canadian stem cell research pioneer, dies at 84
2013 – Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82

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