Today in History for 28th November 2019

Historical Events

1934 – Winston Churchill tells British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin not to under estimate German air power
1944 – 1st allied ship sails into Schelde Antwerp
1945 – Australian Services draw second Victory Test Cricket v India at Calcutta
1955 – KTHV TV channel 11 in Little Rock, AR (CBS) begins broadcasting
1958 – AL announces Opening Day in 1959 will be earliest ever, April 9
1973 – Baltimore Oriole Al Bumbry wins AL Rookie of Year

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Famous Birthdays

1820 – Freidrich Engels, German social philosopher (Communism), born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1895)
1864 – James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
1864 – Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver
1977 – Greg Somerville, New Zealand rugby union footballer
1987 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy), born in Inverness, Scotland
1988 – Scarlett Pomers, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1514 – Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull’s Liederbuch), dies
1716 – Gisbert Cuper, Dutch classicist and historian, dies at 72
1876 – Karl Earnest Ritter von Baer, Estonian/German embryologist, dies at 84
1994 – Jerry Rubin, US anti-war activist (Youth Party) and businessman, dies at 56
1994 – Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
2011 – Ante Markovic, last Premier of Yugoslavia, dies at 87

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