Today in History for 3rd January 2020

Historical Events

1777 – General George Washington’s revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey
1852 – 1st Chinese arrive in Hawaii
1900 – Gerhart Hauptmann’s play “Schluck und Jau,” premieres in Berlin
1943 – 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
1947 – William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee
2014 – Cambodian garment workers go on strike demanding a wage increase

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Famous Birthdays

1828 – Karl Collan, Finnish composer
1886 – Arthur Mailey, Australian cricket spin bowler (21 Tests, 99 wickets; 10/66 v Gloucestershire 1921), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1967)
1904 – Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
1939 – Janice Crosio, Australian politician
1970 – Matt Ross, American actor
1980 – Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model

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Famous Deaths

1795 – Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), dies at 64
1931 – Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78
1943 – Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
1956 – Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic, Germany (Stalin Peace Prize), dies at 76
1972 – Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
2011 – Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922)

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