Today in History for 7th January 2019

Historical Events

1579 – England signs an offensive and defensive alliance with Netherland
1896 – Fannie Farmer publishes her first cookbook “The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book”
1922 – The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dail Eireann by a 64-57 vote
1982 – “Fame” premieres on NBC TV
1994 – United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
1996 – 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
1911 – Butterfly McQueen [Thelma], American actress (Gone With the Wind, Flame of Barbary Coast), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1995)
1941 – John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1966 – Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, Australia
1972 – Donald Brashear, American NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Bedford, Indiana
1977 – Dustin Diamond, American actor (Screech-Saved By Bell), born in San Jose, California

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Famous Deaths

1944 – J Verleun, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
1953 – Osa Johnson, American adventurer and filmmaker, dies at 58
1968 – Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)
1995 – Murray Rothbard, American economist (b. 1926)
2012 – Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77
2016 – André Courrèges, French fashion designer, dies at 92

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