Today in History for 24th April 2019

Historical Events

1867 – Black demonstrators stage ride-ins on Richmond, Virginia streetcars
1905 – First-class cricket debut of Sir Jack Hobbs, “The Master” for Surrey v the “Gentlemen of England” (18 and 88)
1965 – “Comedy in Music-Opus 2” closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
1968 – Leftist students take over Columbia University, NYC
1981 – Bill Shoemaker wins his 8,000th race, 2000 more than any other jockey
1982 – 150 Khomeini followers assault student dormitory in West Germany

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Famous Birthdays

1791 – Nikolaj Bestuzhev, Russian Navy officer, writer and painter (Decembrist revolt), born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1855)
1951 – Andrew John Fairclough, trade union educator
1953 – Porter Carroll Jr, drummer (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1958 – Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
1967 – Omar Vizquel, Venezuelan shortstop (Seattle Mariners, Indians), born in Caracas
1975 – Michael Stewart, American basketball NBA center (Sacramento Kings), born in Cucq-Trepied-Stella-Plage, France

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Famous Deaths

1776 – Giuseppi Paolucci, composer, dies at 49
1852 – Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)
1933 – Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, dies at 81
1936 – Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist (Mr Dooley), dies at 68
1942 – Leonid Kulik, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history, dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58
1959 – Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, dies at 72

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