Today in History for 22nd March 2019

Historical Events

1622 – First American Indian (Powhatan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
1822 – NY Horticultural Society founded
1872 – Illinois becomes 1st state to require sexual equality in employment
1941 – Grand Coulee Dam in Washington goes into operation
1996 – Cheryl Depew of Florida crowned 13th Miss Hawaiian Tropic International
1997 – “Sunset Boulevard” closes at Minskoff NYC after 977 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1874 – Ellen Glasgow, novelist
1913 – James Westerfield, American actor (Jungle Heat, Lucky Johnny), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1971)
1920 – Fanny Waterman, concert pianist and teacher
1941 – Bruno Ganz, actor (Strapless, Wings of Desire), born in Zurich, Switzerland
1952 – Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
1959 – Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive

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Famous Deaths

1924 – Robert Nivelle, French military officer, dies at 67
1952 – Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
1979 – Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
1981 – James “Jumbo” Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
1996 – Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), dies from post-operative complications at 50
2017 – Francine Hughes Wilson, American domestic abuse victim “The Burning Bed” who changed pubic perceptions, dies at 69

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