Today in History for 19th February 2019

Historical Events

1674 – Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
1929 – Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
1945 – Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
1950 – Groundbreaking ceremony held for Mississippi Vocational College (later Mississippi Valley State University)
1961 – Albania disavows Chinese “Revisionism”
2014 – Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters

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Famous Birthdays

1891 – J C “Farmer” White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
1916 – Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
1950 – Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
1985 – Arielle Kebbel, American actress
1986 – Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress

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Famous Deaths

1672 – Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
1790 – Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Czech composer, dies at 47
1858 – Alois Basil Nikolaus Tomasini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78
1968 – Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
1988 – André F. Cournand, French physician and physiologist (Nobel 1956), dies at 92
2012 – John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92

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