Today in History for 27th December 2019

Historical Events

1867 – Ontario and Quebec legislatures hold 1st meeting
1924 – Albania is declared a dictatorship under Ahmed Beg Zofu
1937 – Mae West performs Adam and Eve skit that gets her banned from NBC radio
1960 – 1961 NFL Draft: Tommy Mason from University of Tulane first pick by Minnesota Vikings
1974 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1974 – 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)

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Famous Birthdays

1715 – Philippe de Noailles, duc de Mouchy, French soldier (d. 1794)
1888 – Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
1908 – Louis JHCA de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Black Banners)
1918 – John Celardo, American comic strip artist
1962 – Bill Self, American basketball coach
1963 – Mark Pike, NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)

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Famous Deaths

1641 – Francois van d’Aerssen, ruler of Sommelsdijk/diplomat, dies at 69
1952 – Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76
1997 – Tom Hudson, British artist and teacher, dies at 75
1997 – Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, dies at 73
2003 – Alan Bates, English actor (b. 1934)
2008 – Delaney Bramlett, American rocker (Shindogs, Delaney and Bonnie), dies at 69

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