Today in History for 20th January 2019

Historical Events

1840 – Dutch King Willem II crowned
1929 – 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, “In Old Arizona”
1954 – The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
1961 – The Democrat J.F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States, the youngest ever sworn in
1983 – American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier
2008 – “Breaking Bad”, created by Vince Gilligan and starring Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul premieres on AMC

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Famous Birthdays

1716 – Jean-Jacques Barthélemy, French writer and numismatist (d. 1795)
1781 – Joseph Hormayr Freiherr zu Hortenburg, Austrian politician (d. 1848)
1877 – Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
1896 – Rolfe Sedan, American actor (Young Frankenstein, Ninotchka, George Burns Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
1940 – Jorge Peixinho, composer
1959 – Lea Antonoplis, West Covina Cat, tennis star

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Famous Deaths

1779 – David Garrick, English actor, producer and writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), dies at 61
1890 – Franz Paul Lachner, German composer, dies at 86
1983 – Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
1996 – Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
2005 – Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Polish journalist, writer, and politician (b. 1913)
2014 – Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), dies at 80

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