Today in History for 7th April 2019

Historical Events

1963 – Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic
1990 – Farm Aid IV concert
1990 – Fire kills 110 on a ferry in Norway, in an unrelated event, 30 die in a ferry flip over in Burma
1996 – Kelly Robbins wins Sacramento 12 Bridges LPGA Golf Classic
1999 – The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
2016 – Longest-ever captured python found on Penang in Malaysia (26ft/8m)

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Famous Birthdays

1882 – Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (12/2/32-1/28/33)
1897 – Harald Sigurd Johan Saeverud, composer [OS]
1924 – Nick Perito, orchestra leader (Don Knotts Show, Big Show), born in Denver, Colorado
1937 – Charlie Thomas, singer (Drifters), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
1944 – Gerhard Schröder, Chancellor of Germany
1978 – Vladimir Voltchkov, Belarusian tennis player

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Famous Deaths

1816 – Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia, dies at 28
1933 – Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
1943 – Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
1972 – Victor Wong, American actor (Mission to Moscow, War Correspondent, King Kong), dies at 65
1992 – Clovis Ruffin, American fashion designer (T shirt dress), dies of AIDS at 46
2013 – John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael’s Mount), dies at 94

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