Today in History for 30th April 2019

Historical Events

1748 – Ceasefire at Aken ends
1857 – San Jose State University forms
1907 – Honolulu, Hawaii becomes an independent city.
1919 – Phillies beat Brooklyn Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
1980 – Terrorists seize Iranian Embassy in London
1984 – Strong winds cause a 30 min delay in Toronto Blue Jays game

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – David John de Lloyd, composer
1941 – Johnny Farina, rocker (Santo and Johnny)
1946 – Karl XVI Gustav F H, King of Sweden (1973- )
1959 – W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
1959 – Kamaran Abdalla, Iraq/Engl/Neth actor (Goede Tijden Selechte Tijden)
1983 – Troy Williamson, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1439 – Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick, English military leader (b. 1382)
1696 – Robert Plot, English naturalist, dies at 55
1943 – Beatrice Potter Webb, British sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
1989 – Yi, Bang-ja, Crown Princess of Korea (b. 1901)
1996 – David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
2017 – Ueli Steck, Swiss mountain climber, dies in a climbing accident in Nepal at 40

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