Today in History for 26th August 2019

Historical Events

1967 – Dutch 2nd Chamber demands US stop bombing North Vietnam
1972 – Leo Durocher replaces Harry Walker as manager of Astros
1977 – Frank Martinus Arion forms Surinamese Writers group 77
1989 – Trumbull, Conn, is 1st US team since 1983 to win Little League WS
2004 – Lindsay Tarpley and Mary Wambach score as the US beats Brazil 2-1, maintaining an undefeated record to win the women’s football gold medal at the Athens Olympics
2014 – Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry informs the WHO of an outbreak of Ebola; later confirmed as a different strain to that affecting west Africa

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Famous Birthdays

1627 – Thomas Bullis, English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)
1900 – Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (d. 1980)
1921 – David Begelman, film producer
1957 – Alex Trevino, catcher (LA Dodgers)
1974 – Huang Bo, Chinese actor (Cow) and singer, born in Qingdao, China
1976 – Zemfira, Russian singer

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Famous Deaths

1712 – Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer, dies at 80
1958 – Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), dies at 85
1992 – Bob the Moor, Flemish comic strip artist (Kuifje), dies
2000 – Akbar Adibi, Iranian scientist (b. 1939)
2006 – Rainer Barzel, German politician CDU-CSU) and minister, dies at 82
2018 – Rosa Bouglione, French circus performer, dies at 107

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