Today in History for 27th April 2019

Historical Events

1646 – King Charles I flees Oxford
1914 – Honduras becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
1935 – Brussels World Exposition opens
1960 – 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)
1966 – Dmitri Shostakovich completes his 2nd Cello Concert
1968 – Congress of Political Party Radicals (PPR) forms in Netherlands

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Famous Birthdays

1812 – Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, born in Teutendorf, Germany (d. 1883)
1850 – Hans Hartwig von Beseler, German Colonel General, born in Greifswald, Prussia (d. 1921)
1920 – Edwin Morgan, Scottish poet (At Eighty), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2010)
1947 – George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, born in Wilson, North Carolina
1969 – Mica Paris, British Rhythm and Blues singer (So Good), born in London
1971 – Tess Daly, British television presenter (Strictly Come Dancing), born in Stockport, Cheshire, England

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Famous Deaths

1950 – Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
1965 – Alan Bunce, American radio and television actor (Homicidal, Ethel and Albert), dies at 64
1969 – René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
2007 – Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
2009 – Frankie Manning, an American dancer, instructor, choreographer, and one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop. (b. 1914)
2009 – Feroz Khan, Indian actor, producer and director (known as Clint Eastwood of Bollywood), dies at 69

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