Today in History for 28th February 2019

Historical Events

1904 – Vincent d’Indy’s 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
1950 – “Alive and Kicking” closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
1957 – Jockey Johnny Longden’s 5,000th career victory
1982 – ATandT looses a record $7 BILLION for the fiscal year ending on this day
2013 – 28 people are killed and 60 are injured after a series of bombings across Baghdad, Iraq
2016 – Explosion at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia kills 36, including 5 rescuers

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Famous Birthdays

1771 – French Jozef Kinsoen, Flemish portrait painter
1929 – Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)
1950 – Ilene Graff, American actress (Marsha-Mr Belvedere), born in Brooklyn, New York
1958 – Christine Lathan-Brehmer, German DR, 400m runner (Olympic gold 1976)
1963 – Claudio Chiappucci, Italian cyclist
1970 – Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket

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Famous Deaths

1746 – Hermann von der Hardt, German historian (b. 1660)
1908 – Pauline Lucca, Austrian operatic soprano, dies at 66
1968 – Juanita Hall, actress (Capt Billy), dies at 66
1991 – Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
1999 – William Talbert, American tennis doubles champ (US 1942, 45, 46, 48), dies at 80
2013 – Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81

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