Today in History for 4th March 2019

Historical Events

1351 – Ramathibodi becomes King of Siam
1861 – Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th US President
1876 – US Congress decides to impeach Minister of War Belknap
1964 – Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
1972 – Abercorn Restaurant bombing: a bomb explodes in a crowded restaurant in Belfast, killing two civilians and wounding 130
1973 – 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America

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Famous Birthdays

1875 – Alberto Vaccari, Italian jesuit/old testament scholar/interpreter
1922 – Dina Pathak [Ghandi], Indian Gujarati theatre actress, director and activist (President-National Federation of Indian Women), born in Amreli, Gujarat, India (d. 2002)
1927 – Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
1962 – Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
1965 – Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
1982 – Mariano Altuna, Argentine racing driver

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Famous Deaths

1977 – Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
1999 – Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
2001 – Jim Rhodes, Governor of Ohio (b. 1909)
2002 – Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
2006 – Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator/cartoonist (b. 1929)
2008 – Semka Sokolovic-Bertok, Yugoslavian-born Croatian actress (b. 1935)

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