Today in History for 26th March 2019

Historical Events

1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid
1931 – Leo Bentley bowls 3 consecutive perfect games in Lorain, Ohio
1969 – Marcus Welby MD, a TV movie is shown on ABC-TV
1992 – NHL NY Rangers clinch 1st NHL regular season championship in 50 years
2000 – Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Karrie Webb of Australia wins the first of her 2 titles in this event, 10 strokes ahead of defending champion Dottie Pepper
2017 – Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Alexei Navalny

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Famous Birthdays

1885 – Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer and the founder of Blackburn Aircraft, born in Kirkstall, Leeds (d. 1955)
1890 – Jozef Arras, Flemish writer
1919 – Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)
1934 – Gino Cappelletti, ORFU, AFL running back (AFL Player of Year 1964)
1948 – Kyung-Wha Chung, Seoul Korea, violinist (Chung Sisters)
1953 – Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island

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Famous Deaths

1776 – Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)
1920 – William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834)
1957 – Édouard Herriot, French politician (served 3 times as Prime Minister of France), dies at 84
1991 – Frans Dohmen, union leader (Neth Catholic Mine Workers), dies at 81
2002 – Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
2004 – Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)

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