Today in History for 4th January 2019

Historical Events

1893 – US President Cleveland grants amnesty to Mormon polygamy
1966 – WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 – Donald Campbell is killed while driving a Bluebird K7, a jet-powered boat, on Coniston Water; Campbell was trying to beat his own speed record
1971 – Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
1971 – Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
1975 – Montreal Canadiens shutout Washington Capitals 10-0

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Famous Birthdays

1832 – George Tryon, British admiral (d. 1893)
1905 – Sterling Holloway, American actor (The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, The Aristocats, Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 1992)
1956 – Bernard Sumner [Albrecht], English rock guitarist, vocalist (Joy Division and New Order), born in Salford, England
1957 – Patty Loveless, [Ramey], singer (Blue Side of Town), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
1969 – Lindsay Kennedy, American actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
1989 – Graham Rahal, American race car driver, born in Columbus, Ohio

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Famous Deaths

1944 – Kaj Munk, [Harald Leininger], anti-fascist writer (Kaj Munk), dies
1947 – Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
1960 – Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
1962 – Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)
1986 – Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions and Shadows), dies at 81
2011 – Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)

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