Today in History for 1st March 2020

Historical Events

1867 – Howard University, Washington, D.C., chartered
1893 – Diplomatic Appropriation Act, authorizes the US rank of ambassador
1937 – US Steel raises workers’ wages to $5 a day
1954 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ted Williams fractures his collarbone on the first day of Boston Red Sox spring training; injury keeps him out of Boston lineup until May 15
1963 – 200,000 French mine workers strike
1997 – 5th annual ESPY Awards shown on TV

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Famous Birthdays

1810 – Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal records 22nd Feb)
1905 – Doris Hare, Welsh actress, born in Bargoed, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 2000)
1921 – Cameron Argetsinger, American auto racing executive (created Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course; F1 US Grand Prix 1961-80), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
1973 – Chris Webber, American basketball forward (NBA All-Star 1997, 2000–2003; Washington Bullets/Wizards, Sacramento Kings) and broadcaster (NBA Gametime Live; TNT), born in Detroit, Michigan
1983 – Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian soccer winger (3 caps; Internacional, CSKA Moscow), born in Pelotas, Brazil
1987 – Sammie Bush, Boyton Beach Florida, American RandB singer (“I Like It”)

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Famous Deaths

1884 – Isaac Todhunter, English mathematician (b. 1820)
1928 – Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, dies at 77
1929 – Royal H. Weller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 47
1970 – Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
1995 – Vladislav Listyev, Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38
2015 – Minnie Minoso, Cuban baseball left-fielder (9-time MLB All Star; Gold Glove Award 1957, 59, 60; Chicago WS), dies of heart disease at 92

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