Today in History for 25th March 2020

Historical Events

1571 – Catholic Italian businessman Roberto Ridolfi leaves England
1947 – Last day of Test cricket for Walter Hammond (v NZ, Christchurch)
1961 – “Gypsy” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 702 performances
1966 – US Supreme court rules “poll tax” unconstitutional
1992 – Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev returns to Earth after a 10-month stay aboard the Mir space station.
2018 – First scheduled non-stop flight between Australia and the UK, leaves Perth for Heathrow airport in London, arrives after 17 hours

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Famous Birthdays

1867 – Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
1882 – Haydn Wood, English composer, born in Slaithwaite (d. 1959)
1899 – Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Race of Men)
1941 – Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
1958 – James McDaniel, actor (Arthur Fancy-NYPD Blue), born in Washington, D.C.
1969 – Guy Newman, Australian water polo goalie (Olympics 1996)

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Famous Deaths

1924 – John Reedman, cricketer (Test for Aust 1894, 17 and 4, 1 for 24), dies
1957 – Max Ophüls, German director (The Earrings of Madame de…), dies at 54
1966 – Colin Campbell, Scottish actor (High Bright Sun, Leather Boys), dies at 83
1969 – Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer, dies at 69
1969 – Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 and 2, 3-113), dies
2009 – Yukio Endo, Japanese gymnast (4 Olympic gold 1960, 64), dies of Esophageal cancer at 72

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