Today in History for 6th May 2019

Historical Events

1909 – Indian nationalist Sri Aurobindo acquitted in the Alipore Bomb Case in Calcutta, India
1935 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Audrey Wurdemann (Bright Ambush)
1961 – 87th Kentucky Derby: John Sellers aboard Carry Back wins in 2:04
1986 – France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1994 – Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait sets fire to the couch on Tonight Show
2013 – 10 people are killed and 26 people are injured after a wave of attacks across Iraq

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Famous Birthdays

1501 – Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini], Italian humanist and Pope (1555, 22 days), born in Montefano, Marche, Papal States (d. 1555)
1895 – Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1946)
1922 – Alan Ross, editor (London Magazine)
1926 – Gilles Grégoire, Quebec politician, co-founder of the Parti Québécois (d. 2006)
1939 – Anthony Blacker, master-general of Ordnance
1969 – Mark Thomas, NFL defensive end (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Bears)

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Famous Deaths

1124 – Balak, Emir of Aleppo, murdered
1540 – Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48
1814 – George Joseph Vogler, composer, dies at 64
1841 – John Thomson, composer, dies at 35
1994 – Moses Rosen, Chief Rabbi of Romania (1948-94), dies at 81
2014 – Jimmy Ellis, American boxer and WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74

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