Today in History for 27th January 2019

Historical Events

1896 – Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
1934 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Crawford of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
1982 – Los Angeles Kings set an NHL record with their 6th consecutive tied game, a 4-4 deadlock against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers
1996 – 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
2013 – 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan

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Famous Birthdays

1805 – Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
1868 – Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
1920 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
1928 – Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
1931 – Mordecai Richler, Montreal author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
1944 – Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)

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Famous Deaths

1629 – Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
1901 – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), dies at 77
1994 – Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, dies at 72
1995 – Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
1996 – Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
2006 – Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)

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