Today in History for 28th March 2019

Historical Events

1556 – Karel V’s son Philip II crowned King of Spain
1919 – 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard Poethlyn; shortest price winner in history at 11-4
1952 – US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1962 – Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
1977 – 39th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Marquette beats North Carolina, 67-59
1986 – John N McMahon, ends term as deputy director of CIA

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Famous Birthdays

1853 – Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), born in Eningen, Württemberg, Germany (d. 1929)
1900 – Fosco Giachetti, Italian actor (Wastrel, We the Living), born in Sesto Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1974)
1932 – Sven Oskar Lindqvist, Swedish writer (Myten om Wu Tao-tzu), born in Stockholm, Sweden
1941 – Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
1949 – Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores-Three Times a Lady), born in Okolona, Mississippi
1974 – Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey

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Famous Deaths

1896 – E Rundle Charles, writer, dies
1939 – Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
1996 – Roscoe [Charles Barnet] Harvey, British soldier, dies at 95
1999 – Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
2012 – Hans van den Doel, Dutch politician and economist (PvdA), dies at 74
2016 – James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), dies of a stroke at 94

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