Today in History for 28th May 2019

Historical Events

1863 – 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in US Civil War
1901 – 26th Preakness: Fred Landry aboard The Parader wins in 1:47.2
1926 – US Customs Court created by congress
1969 – 13th European Cup: Milan beats Ajax 4-1 at Madrid
1985 – Discovery moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-G
1995 – Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people

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Famous Birthdays

1660 – George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)
1807 – Louis Agassiz, Swiss naturalist/geologist/teacher
1924 – Edward du Cann, British politician and Chairman of the Conservative Party (1965-67), born in Beckenham, London (d. 1997)
1931 – Carroll Baker, American actress (Andy Warhol’s Bad, Babydoll, Harlow), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
1942 – Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
1988 – David Perron, Canadian ice hockey player

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Famous Deaths

1816 – Ras Wolde Selassie, Ethiopian warlord
1982 – Lt Col ‘H’. Jones VC, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment (British Army) (Falklands War) (b. 1940)
1986 – Lurene Tuttle, American actress (Father of Bride, Julia), dies at 79
1990 – Hussein Bin Onn, 1st minister of Malasia (1976-81), dies
1994 – Rita Gillespie, tV Director, dies at 65
1995 – Jean Muir, British fashion designer, dies at 66

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