Today in History for 30th December 2018

Historical Events

1813 – Danzig surrenders to allied armies
1873 – American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures and money
1933 – Jack Badcock scores 274 v Victoria, Tasmania’s 1st double-ton
1944 – King George II of Greece, abdicates his throne, appointing Archbishop Damaskinos of Athens as Regent in 1945
2005 – Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the open Atlantic Ocean, tying the record for the latest tropical cyclone ever to form in the North Atlantic basin
2013 – NFL head coach Mike Shanahan is fired by the Washington Redskins

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Famous Birthdays

39 – Titus, 10th Roman Emperor (79-81) and conqueror of Jerusalem, born in Rome (d. 81)
1928 – Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n’ roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
1953 – Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
1959 – Josée Verner, French Canadian politician
1978 – Tyrese, American singer and actor
1987 – Jake Cuenca, Filipino actor and commercial model

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Famous Deaths

1894 – Amelia Jenks Bloomer, suffragist (Bloomers named for her), dies at 76
1967 – Vincent Massey, Canadian diplomat, 1st Canadian-born Governor General of Canada (1952-59), dies at 80
1992 – Caesar [Caesar] Domela, painter/son of Ferdinand D Nieuwenhuis, dies
1996 – Robert Grant Ferris, British politician, dies at 89
2000 – Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), dies at 91
2010 – Per Oscarsson, Swedish actor (b. 1927)

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