Today in History for 4th August 2019

Historical Events

1855 – John Bartlett publishes “Familiar Quotations”
1956 – Indonesia says it will not pay debts to the Netherlands
1967 – British pirate radio station Radio 355 resigns air
1973 – NY Yankees pitcher Lindy McDaniel puts in one of the best relief stints in MLB history, entering in 2nd inning, allows only 1 run in 13 innings in 3-2 win v Detroit Tigers
1994 – 27th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hyatt Regency
2014 – Hamas and Israel agree to another 72 hour ceasefire

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Famous Birthdays

1776 – Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, born in Jezbořice, Bohemia (d. 1851)
1873 – Damaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and politician (122nd Prime Minister of Spain), born in San Juan de los Remedios, Cuba (d. 1953)
1902 – Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player, born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1981)
1904 – Theodore Newton, American actor (Ace of Aces, Voltaire), born in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (d. 1963)
1938 – Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1963 – Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician

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Famous Deaths

1060 – Henry I, King of the Franks (1031-60), dies at 52
1895 – Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76
1920 – Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 54
2003 – Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist and Nobel Prize laureate 1954, dies at 86
2004 – Sir Kenneth Couzens, British Deputy Chairman of British Coal Board and significant figure during Miners Strike, dies at 79
2011 – Mark Duggan is shot by police in London at 29, sparking widespread riots

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