Today in History for 29th January 2019

Historical Events

1802 – First celebration of Burns night, in honor of poet Robert Burns’s birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)
1943 – New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
1951 – “Where’s Charley?” opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
1966 – Neil Simons, Coleman and Fields’ musical “Sweet Charity” premieres
1989 – Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129
1991 – Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

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Famous Birthdays

1900 – Marco Tajcevic, composer
1908 – Adam Clayton Powell, (Rep-D-NY, 1945-70)
1926 – Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
1964 – Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
1973 – Jason Schmidt, Lewiston ID, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
1975 – Hendrik Dreekmann, German tennis star

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Famous Deaths

1824 – Louise of Stolberg-Gedern, Countess of Albany, dies at 71
1995 – Richard Burnell, British rower (Olympic gold 1948), dies at 77
1995 – Chris de Marigny, painter/designer, dies at 52
2002 – Harold Russell, Canadian actor (Best Years of Our Life, Dogtown), dies from a heart attack at 88
2004 – Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), dies of kidney disease at 88
2007 – Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)

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