Today in History for 25th January 2019

Historical Events

1856 – Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers and Indians
1875 – Anti-slavery society forms in New York
1949 – 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1971 – WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1983 – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
2016 – British rowing team becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days

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Famous Birthdays

1814 – Francis Harrison Pierpont, American lawyer and politician (Union), born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 1899)
1834 – Pablo Hernández Salces, Spanish composer (d. 1910)
1884 – Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], Hungarian composer and teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), born in Békésszentandrás, Hungary (d. 1968)
1938 – Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
1957 – Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois
1974 – Adam Meadows, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Powder Springs, Georgia

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Famous Deaths

1139 – Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
1366 – Henry Suso, German mystic
1829 – William Shield, composer, dies at 80
1917 – Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
1949 – Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
1998 – Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies

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