Today in History for 21st January 2020

Historical Events

1863 – City of Dublin leases part of Cattle Market for 100,000 years
1947 – “Sweethearts” opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 288 performances
1952 – William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of “The New Yorker”
1995 – 52nd Golden Globes: “Forrest Gump”, Tom Hanks, and Jessica Lange win
1997 – An inquiry in North Wales names more than 80 child abusers
2013 – 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia

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Famous Birthdays

1338 – King Charles V, (Charles the Wise), of France (1364-80)
1812 – Moses Hess, Jewish socialist and nationalist, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 1875)
1904 – Joseph Ford McGuinn, American director and actor (Dick Tracy’s G-Men), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1971)
1947 – Jimmy Ibbotson, Penn, country singer (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)
1951 – Eric Holder, American lawyer and judge (1st African American US Attorney General 2009-2015), born in The Bronx, New York
1978 – Faris al-Sultan, German-Iraqi triathlete

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Famous Deaths

1884 – Auguste Franchomme, French cellist and composer, dies at 75
1901 – Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)
1914 – Theodor Kittelsen, Norwegian artist (b. 1857)
1971 – Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
1985 – Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
1998 – Jack Lord, American actor (Hawaii FIVE-O), dies at 77

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