Today in History for 30th December 2019

Historical Events

1813 – Danzig surrenders to allied armies
1905 – Former Governor Frank Steunenberg is assassinated near his home in Caldwell, Idaho
1933 – Government disallows NSB-membership for civil service
1963 – Congress authorizes Kennedy half dollar
1975 – “Boccaccio” closes at Edison Theater NYC after 7 performances
1979 – Togo adopts constitution

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Famous Birthdays

1644 – Philips van Almonde, Dutch Zeeuws lt-admiral
1917 – Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)
1931 – Richard Christ, writer
1945 – Preston Andrew Trombly, composer
1985 – Lars Boom, Dutch cyclist
1992 – Carson Wentz, American NFL quarterback (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Famous Deaths

274 – St Felix I, dies and ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1662 – Ferdinand Charles, Archduke of Austria and Regent of the Tyrol, dies at 34
1865 – Henry Winter Davis, American politician and unionist, dies at 48
1995 – Doris Grau, American script supervisor, actress and voice artist (Point Blank, King Kong), dies from respiratory failure at 71
2003 – John Gregory Dunne, American writer, dies of heart attack at 71
2010 – Bobby Farrell, Aruban singer (Boney M) (b. 1949)

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