Today in History for 3rd December 2018

Historical Events

1868 – 1st blacks on US trial jury appointed for Jefferson Davis trial
1967 – Australian Derek Clayton runs world marathon record 2:09:36.4 at the Fukuoka Marathon in Japan
1995 – Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Pete Sampras beats Russian Yevgeny Kafelnikov 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 for an unassailable 3-1 American lead (ends 3-2)
1999 – Worcester cold storage and warehouse fire in Worcester, Massachusetts claims lives of 6 firefighters
2011 – 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
2011 – 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10

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Famous Birthdays

1829 – Green Berry Raum, American lawyer, politician, author, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Golconda, Illinois (d. 1909)
1937 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian linguist
1938 – Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
1941 – Mary Alice, Indianola MS, newscaster (CBS, Lettie-Different World)
1965 – Steve Harris, American actor
1977 – Chad Durbin, American baseball player

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Famous Deaths

450 – Petrus Chrysologus, 1st archbishop of Ravenna, dies
1676 – Daniel Stalpaert, Amsterdams master builder, buried
1975 – Hugh Thurlow, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1932), dies
1998 – Pierre Hétu, Quebec conductor and pianist (b. 1936)
2004 – Shiing-Shen Chern, Chinese mathematician (b. 1911)
2010 – Abdumalik Bahori, Tajik poet and fiction writer (b.1927)

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