Today in History for 24th March 2020

Historical Events

1925 – KSL-AM in Salt Lake City UT begins radio transmissions
1981 – “Nightline with Ted Koppel” premieres on ABC
1993 – Ezer Weizman elected president of Israel
2006 – Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate
2010 – The World Health Organization appoints Craig David as a Goodwill Ambassador against tuberculosis on World Tuberculosis Day
2018 – American conducts it first ever drone strike against Qaeda militants in southern Libya

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Famous Birthdays

1740 – John Antes, American composer and missionary, born in Frederick, Pennsylvania (d. 1811)
1937 – Billy Stewart, US RandB singer (I Do Love You)
1944 – R. Lee Ermey, American actor (Full Metal Jacket- Gunnery Sergeant Hartman), born in Emporia, Kansas (d. 2018)
1947 – Meiko Kaji, Japanese singer and actress
1962 – Angèle Dubeau, Canadian violinist
1965 – Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri

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Famous Deaths

1471 – Thomas Malory, author (Le Morte d’Arthur), dies at 55
1899 – Billy Barnes, English cricketer (725 runs in 21 Tests for England), dies at 46
1915 – Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (b. 1846)
1921 – Larry McLean, Canadian baseball player, dies at 39
2012 – Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player (BDO World Champion 1982, 89), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 62
2016 – Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show “The Waltons”, dies at 92

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