Today in History for 20th February 2019

Historical Events

1732 – Estates of Holland ratifies Treaty of Vienna
1872 – Luther Crowell patents a machine that manufactures paper bags
1901 – 1st territorial legislature of Hawaii convenes
1944 – US takes Eniwetok Island
1950 – WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. swaps calls with WWDC
1993 – Lisa Walters wins LPGA Itoki Hawaiian Ladies’ Golf Open

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Famous Birthdays

1844 – Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann, Austrian physicist (statistical mechanics)
1925 – Heinz Kluncker, German trade union leader
1948 – A C Fabian, astronomer
1966 – Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
1968 – Bennie Goods, CFL defensive tackle (Edmonton Eskimos)
1976 – Gail Kim, Canadian professional wrestler

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Famous Deaths

1054 – Yaroslav I, the Wise, ruler (Kiev), dies
1860 – Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader, dies at 69
1941 – La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)
1959 – Laurence Housman, English author and playwright (Victoria Regina), dies at 93
1968 – Anthony Asquith, British film director (Court Martial), dies at 65
2007 – Derek Waring [Barton-Chapple], British actor (Z-Cars, Barnacle Bill, Arthur-Heart of the Country), dies at 79

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