Today in History for 29th March 2019

Historical Events

1549 – The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded
1941 – WPAT radio in NJ begins broadcasting (country music format)
1979 – Delhi beats Karnataka by 399 runs to win Cricket’s Ranji Trophy
1982 – Delhi 707 beat Karnataka 705 on 1st innings to win Ranji Trophy
1992 – Ice Dance Championship at Oakland won by Klimova and Ponomarenko (CIS)
1993 – 65th Academy Awards: “Unforgiven”, Al Pacino and Emma Thompson win

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Famous Birthdays

1900 – Bill Aston, British racing driver (Aston Butterworth), born in Hopton, Staffordshire (d. 1974)
1902 – Onslow Stevens, American actor (This is the Life), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
1942 – Scott Wilson, American actor (The Walking Dead, The Ninth Configuration), born in Thomasville, Georgia (d. 2018)
1946 – Bruce Weber, American fashion photographer and director (Broken Noses), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
1976 – Igor Astarloa, Spanish cyclist
1983 – Luiza Sá, Brazilian musician

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Famous Deaths

1751 – Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), dies at 83
1800 – Marc René, Marquis de Montalembert, French military engineer and writer, dies at 85
1921 – John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), dies at 83
1959 – Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic’s 1st president, dies
1959 – Sara Wennerberg-Reuter, composer, dies at 84
1979 – Melville Cooper, English TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82

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