Today in History for 22nd February 2020

Historical Events

1915 – Germany begins “unrestricted” submarine war
1957 – Jockey Ted Atkinson, 3,500th win
1969 – Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track
1972 – US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing
1984 – Brothers Anton and Peter Stastny score 8 pts each for NHL Quebec
1996 – “Bus Stop” opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1882 – Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
1896 – Paul Van Ostaijen, Flemish poet/writer/critic (Occupied City)
1942 – Christine Keeler, British model and showgirl (Profumo affair), born in Uxbridge, England (d. 2017)
1969 – Shawn Jefferson, American NFL wide receiver (San Diego Chargers, NE Patriots), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1971 – Gilbert Brown, American NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Farmington, Michigan
1977 – Timo Rose, German filmmaker, born in Rellingen, Germany

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Famous Deaths

1824 – John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
1961 – George de Cuevas, Chilean-born ballet impresario and choreographer (Grand Ballet du Marquis de Cuevas), dies at 75 or 76
2002 – Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel leader (b. 1934)
2005 – Simone Simon, French actress (All Money Can Buy, Ladies in Love), dies from natural causes at 94
2016 – Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), dies at 103
2016 – Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87

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