Today in History for 3rd March 2020

Historical Events

1794 – 1st performance of Joseph Haydn’s 101st Symphony in D
1853 – US Assay Office in NYC authorized
1869 – 31st Grand National: George Stevens wins his 4th GN aboard 100/7 outsider The Colonel; repeats with back-to-back victories the following year
1905 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a ‘consultative assembly’ and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts
1991 – Switzerland votes on lowering voting age from 20 to 18
2013 – A 2 year old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured

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Famous Birthdays

1906 – Krishnarao Shiva Shelvankar, journalist/diplomat
1926 – James Ingram Merrill, American poet/author (Scripts for the Pageant)
1953 – Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russian cosmonaut
1970 – Scott Keswick, Nevada, gymnast (Coca-Cola-1st-94, Olympics 1996)
1971 – Tyler Florence, American chef, Food Network personality and cookbook author, born in Greenville, South Carolina
1972 – Darren Anderton, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1920 – Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter, dies at 79
1945 – Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
1991 – Johnny Revolta, American golfer (PGA C’ship 1935; 18 PGA Tour titles), dies at 79
1996 – Ludwig Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord, German journalist, dies at 76
2001 – Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
2003 – Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)

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