Today in History for 6th March 2020

Historical Events

1945 – Erich Honnecker and Erich Hanke flee nazis
1959 – 11th Emmy Awards: Playhouse 90, Jack Benny Show, Raymond Burr win
1975 – Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
1987 – Belgium ferry “Herald of Free Enterprise” sinks; 192 die
1999 – 20th Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John’s, 82-63
2018 – “Highest overdose death rates ever recorded in the US”, 142,000 overdoses in 2016-17 period according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Famous Birthdays

1936 – A “Bram” Stemerdink, Dutch minister of Defense (PvdA)
1940 – Willie Stargell, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder/1st baseman (7-time All Star), born in Earlsboro, Oklahoma (d. 2001)
1946 – Richard Noble, Scottish businessman (land speed record 1983-97), born in Edinburgh
1957 – Edward “Eddie” Deezen, American actor (Grease, I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland
1967 – Bennie Dekker, Dutch football player (NEC/AZ/De Graafschap), born in Ermelo, Netherlands
1976 – Ken Anderson, American professional wrestler

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Famous Deaths

1842 – Constanze Mozart, wife of W.A. Mozart (b. 1763)
1854 – Charles William Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, British soldier and politician (b. 1778)
1967 – Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (b. 1882)
1969 – Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
1994 – Leighton Noble, singer/Bandleader, dies at 81
1996 – Simon Cadell, English actor (Enemy at the Door), dies at 45

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