Today in History for 26th April 2019

Historical Events

1564 – William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
1957 – Jamestown, Virginia 350th Anniversary Festival opens
1961 – French paratroopers’ revolt suppressed in Algeria
1988 – NY Met Davey Johnson becomes 2nd manager to record 400 victory in 1st 4 years (Al Lopez did it 1st)
1991 – 23 killed in Kansas and Oklahoma by tornadoes
1994 – Physicists announce first evidence of the top quark subatomic particle.

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Famous Birthdays

1776 – Joan Melchior Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book), born in Amsterdam (d. 1824)
1782 – Maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, French queen as wife of Louis Phillip of Austria, born in Caserta Palace, Naples (d. 1866)
1804 – Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
1836 – Erminnie Adelle Platt, American anthropologist (first woman to specialize in ethnographic field work), born in Marcellus shale, New York (d. 1886)
1883 – Harry Sothern, British actor (Blind Wives, Buck Rogers), born in London, England (d. 1957)
1980 – Marnette Patterson, American actress (Nicole-Something So Right), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Deaths

1827 – Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, dies at 90
1945 – Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor (b. 1909)
1996 – Burton Stein, American historian, dies at 69
1996 – John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist, dies at 94
1997 – Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), dies of cancer at 73
2011 – Phoebe Snow [Laub], American singer-songwriter (Poetry Man), dies at 60

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