Today in History for 4th May 2019

Historical Events

1922 – KNX-AM in Los Angeles CA begins radio transmissions
1927 – Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
1945 – German forces in Bavaria surrender unconditionally to American commander Jacob L. Devers
1949 – Air crash at Turin, 31 killed including Torino soccer team
1978 – Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany
2012 – 14 decapitated bodies and 9 hung from a bridge are found in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico

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Famous Birthdays

1870 – Alexandre Benois, Russian artist, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1960)
1929 – Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado
1965 – Adrie Bogers, Dutch soccer player (Willem II), born in Breda, Netherlands
1971 – Luiz Garcia Jr., Brazilian racing driver, born in Brasilia, Brazil
1977 – Emily Perkins, Canadian actress (Hiccups), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
1985 – Ravi Bopara, English cricketer, born in Forest Gate, London

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Famous Deaths

1884 – Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, dies at 80
1938 – Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and writer (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), dies at 48
1996 – Stanley William Reed, cineaste, dies at 85
1997 – Alvin “Alvy” Moore, American comic actor (Green Acres, Scream, Intruder), dies of heart failure at 75
2011 – Sada Thompson, American actress (Family, Pursuit of Happiness), dies at 83
2012 – MCA [Adam Yauch], Beastie Boys vocalist, dies from cancer at 47

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