Today in History for 7th March 2020

Historical Events

1854 – Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes
1935 – Saar incorporated into Germany
1939 – Guy Lombardo and Royal Canadians 1st record “Auld Lang Syne”
1962 – Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
1979 – Warren Giles and Hack Wilson selected to baseball Hall of Fame
1987 – Gavaskar becomes 1st cricket batsman to score 10,000 Test runs

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Famous Birthdays

1693 – Clement XIII [Carlo Rezzonico], Pope (1758-69), born in Venice (d. 1769)
1841 – Olegario Victor Andrade, Argentine, journalist and poet (El nido de condores), born in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1882)
1939 – Panajot Pano, Albania’s most outstanding football player of the past 50 years born in Durres
1943 – Leon Sylvers III, American rocker and producer (The Sylers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
1965 – Jack Armstrong, American baseball player, born in Englewood, New Jersey
1973 – Ray Parlour, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1833 – Rahel Varnhagen von Ense-Levin, German literary hostess, dies at 61
1945 – Adolf Bartels, German journalist and poet, dies at 82
1967 – Alice B. Toklas, American-Parisian avant-garde and companion to Gertrude Stein, dies at 89
1983 – Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
1993 – Earl Wrightson, American actor and singer (Pinafore, Paul Whiteman’s Goodyear Revue), dies of heart failure at 77
1996 – Aled Eames, Welsh maritime historian, dies at 74

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