Today in History for 4th December 2018

Historical Events

1534 – Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad
1932 – Kurt von Schleicher succeeds Franz von Papen as Reich Chancellor of Germany
1951 – Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
1975 – 6 South Molukkans occupy Indonesian consulate in The Hague, 1 dead
1994 – Marta Figueras-Dottie and Brad Bryant wins LPGA J C Penney Golf Classic
1999 – 8th SEC Championship Game: #7 Alabama beats #5 Florida, 34-7

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Famous Birthdays

1818 – William Wing “Old Blizzards” Loring, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1886)
1892 – Francisco Franco, Spanish general and dictator (1936-75), born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1975)
1938 – Lynn Blessing, vibes Player
1962 – Arnold Scholten, soccer player (Feyenoord)
1967 – Martha O’Kelley, US softball infielder (Olympic gold 1996)
1972 – Damien Covington, NFL linebacker (Buffalo Bills)

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Famous Deaths

1334 – Pope John XXII (1316-1334) (b. 1249)
1649 – Outgert Arisz Akersloot, Dutch silversmith, dies at about 73
1696 – Empress Meishō, Japan (b. 1624)
1884 – Alice Mary Smith, composer, dies at 45
1994 – Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian playwright, dies at 66
2016 – Margaret Whitton, American actress (Good and Evil, Major League), dies of cancer at 67

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