Today in History for 27th February 2019

Historical Events

1670 – Jews expelled from Austria by order of Leopold I
1865 – Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1900 – Battle at Pietershoogte during the Boer War
1912 – Lord Kitchener opens Khartoum-El Obeid (Nyala) railway
1961 – The first congress of the Spanish Trade Union Organisation is inaugurated
1987 – Donald Regan resigns as White House chief of staff

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Famous Birthdays

1850 – Henry Edwards Huntington, American railroad exec
1881 – Luitzen [Bertus] Brouwers, Dutch mathematician
1913 – Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
1927 – Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
1936 – Chuck Glaser, American singer (Glaser Bros-Getting to Me Again), born in Spalding, Nebraska
1937 – Donald MacKay, CEO (Scottish Enterprise), born in Griffith, Australia (d. 1977)

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Famous Deaths

1167 – Robert of Melun, English philosopher/bishop of Hereford, dies
1805 – Stefan Paluselli, composer, dies at 57
1892 – Louis Vuitton, French founder of the Louis Vuitton brand of leather goods now owned by LVMH, dies at 70
1992 – Marinus Ruppert, Dutch trade union leader (CNV), dies at 80
1993 – Jose Duval, actor (Juan Valdez), dies at 72
1995 – Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67

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