Today in History for 25th December 2018

Historical Events

1599 – The city of Natal, Brazil, is founded.
1621 – Governor William Bradford of Plymouth Colony (now in Massachusetts) forbids game playing on Christmas
1905 – V Herbert/H Blossoms musical “Mlle Modiste” premieres in NYC
1946 – Constitution accepted in Taiwan
1954 – WSFA TV channel 12 in Montgomery, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
1973 – The ARPANET crashes when a programming bug causes all ARPANET traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.

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Famous Birthdays

1698 – Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator
1815 – Temistocle Solera, composer
1915 – Pete Rugolo, bandleader/arranger (Fugitive)
1946 – Gene Lamont, American baseball player and manager
1964 – Anil Kaul, Amritsar India, Canadian badminton player (Olympics 1996)
1971 – Terry Vaughn, CFL receiver (Calgary Stampeders), born in Sumter, South Carolina

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Famous Deaths

820 – Leo V, the Armenian, Byzantine gen/Emperor (813-20), murdered
1758 – James Hervey, English clergyman (b. 1714)
1765 – Antonio Tonelli, composer, dies at 79
1784 – Yosa Buson, Japanese painter (b. 1716)
1848 – Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, dies at 60
1951 – Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb

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