Today in History for 27th March 2019

Historical Events

1794 – Denmark and Sweden form a neutrality compact
1933 – Farm Credit Administration (US) authorized
1964 – Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1982 – Randy Holt sets Wash Cap record of 34 penalty minutes
1991 – New Kid Donnie Wahlberg, arrested on arson charges in Kentucky
2005 – Kraft Nabisco Championship Women’s Golf, Mission Hills CC: Annika Sörenstam of Sweden wins event for the 3rd time, 8 strokes ahead of American Rosie Jones

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Famous Birthdays

1901 – Carl Barks, American cartoonist (creator of Scrooge McDuck), born in Merrill, Oregon (d. 2000)
1905 – Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
1926 – Louis Blom-Cooper, barrister specialising in public and administrative law and co-editor of The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009, born in London
1939 – Charles Lyell, 3rd Baron Lyell, British politician and Conservative member of the House of Lords (d. 2017)
1959 – Andrew Farriss, Australian rock keyboardist (INXS-Kiss the Dirt), born in Perth, Australia
1963 – Dave Koz, American jazz saxophonist, born in Encino, California

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Famous Deaths

1925 – Carl Neumann, German mathematician and physicist (Neumann-functions), dies at 92
1928 – Leslie Stuart, composer, dies at 64
1968 – Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34
1978 – Wilfred Pickles, British actor (Billy Liar, Gay Dog), dies at 73
1992 – Martin Engelman, Dutch cartoonist, painter and graphic artist, dies at 68
1995 – Rene Allio, film Director, dies at 70

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