Today in History for 26th February 2020

Historical Events

1887 – George Lohmann took 1st 8-wkt haul in test cricket, 8-35 at SCG
1942 – German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
1943 – German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
1974 – Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
1981 – 3 Anglican missionaries detained in Iran since Aug 1980 are released
1982 – Test Cricket debut of batsman Martin Crowe, playing for New Zealand v Australia in Wellington, run out for 9

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Famous Birthdays

1675 – Johann Philipp Treiber, composer
1845 – Aleksander Rozycki, composer
1852 – John Harvey Kellogg, surgeon, inspired flaked cereal industry
1882 – Walter Lucht, German artillery general (WW I/WW II)
1887 – Benegal Narsing Rau, India, President of UN Security Council (1950)
1907 – Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)

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Famous Deaths

1538 – Worp van Thabor, Frisian abbott of Thabor (Chronicon Frisiae), dies
1686 – Godefroi L Comte d’Estrades, French diplomat/marshal, dies at about 78
1839 – Sybil Ludington, American revolutionary heroine (rode to alert militia), dies at 77
1943 – Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
1977 – Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
2003 – Christian Goethals, Belgian racing driver, dies at 74

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