Today in History for 30th March 2019

Historical Events

1422 – Ketsugan, Zen teacher, performs exorcisms to free aizoji temple
1883 – 45th Grand National: Austrian breeder, owner Count Karel Kinsky rides Zoedone to 10 length win; only 10 starters, the smallest GN field in history; first winning jockey from outside Britain and Ireland
1943 – British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
1970 – Soap opera “Somerset” premieres
1992 – Man accidentally backs in A’s Jose Canseco’s $225,000 Lamborghini
1993 – “Redwood Curtain” opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 40 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1830 – Auguste Tolbecque, composer
1892 – Erhard Milch, German field marshal (d. 1972)
1930 – Rolf Harris, Australian/British cartoonist and entertainer, born in Bassendean, Western Australia
1950 – Eugene Bowen, composer (Wonder’s Edge)
1959 – Daniel Seifried, Canadia Tour golfer (1981 Thunder Bay), born in Kitchener, Ontario
1978 – Chris Paterson, Scottish rugby player and coach, born in Edinburgh, Scotland

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Famous Deaths

1886 – Joseph-Alfred Mousseau, French Canadian politician (b. 1838)
1960 – Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
1966 – Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
1981 – Dewitt Wallace, US founder (Reader’s Digest), dies at 91
2004 – Hubert Gregg, British broadcaster (b. 1914)
2005 – Emil Dimitrov, Bulgarian singer (b. 1940)

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