Today in History for 22nd February 2019

Historical Events

1861 – On a bet Edward Weston leaves Boston to walk to Lincoln’s inauguration
1900 – Battle at Wynne’s Hill, South Africa (Boers vs British army)
1907 – 1st cabs with taxi meters begin operating in London
1979 – St Lucia gains independence from Britain
1990 – 1st day India v NZ cricket at Auckland NZ 5-78 at lunch, 9-387 stumps
1994 – “Les Miserables” opens at Chunichi Theatre, Nagoya

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Famous Birthdays

1877 – Yme C Schuitmaker, Dutch potato salesman/dramatist
1944 – E. J. Peaker, American actress (That’s Life), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1962 – Les Wallace, Scottish darts player, born in Forres, United Kingdom
1965 – Chris Dudley, American NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Stamford, Connecticut
1977 – Timo Rose, German filmmaker, born in Rellingen, Germany
1986 – Rajon Rondo, American basketball player, born in Louisville, Kentucky

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Famous Deaths

1816 – Adam Ferguson, Scottish sociologist/historian, dies at 92
1957 – Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), dies at 72
1977 – Edith Barrett, actress (Molly and Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
1993 – Jean Lecanuet, French UDF-presidential candidate, dies at 72
1995 – Lembarek Boumaarafi, Algerian murderer of President Boudiaf, dies
2007 – Samuel Hinga Norman, Sierra Leonean alleged war criminal (b. 1940)

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