Today in History for 25th February 2019

Historical Events

1901 – George Cohan’s musical “Governor’s Son” premieres in NYC
1949 – WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
1977 – Oil tanker explosion west of Honolulu spills 31 million gallons
1989 – Javed Miandad scores 271 v NZ at Eden Park
1993 – Florida Marlins introduce their mascot “Billy”
1995 – Muslim fundamentalists shoot 20 Shiite mosque goers dead

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Famous Birthdays

1916 – Ralph Baldwin, harness driver (set 11 major world records)
1919 – Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
1926 – Harvey McGregor, QC/warden (New College-Oxford)
1953 – Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)
1971 – Byron Dafoe, NHL goalie (LA Kings), born in Sussex, England
1974 – Detron Smith, NFL running back (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)

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Famous Deaths

1536 – Berthold Haller, German-born reformer (b. 1492)
1912 – Guillaume IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (b. 1852)
1947 – Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
1970 – Mark Rothko [Marcus Rothkovich], American abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
1990 – Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
2009 – Ivan Cameron, son of David Cameron UK politician

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