Today in History for 9th February 2019

Historical Events

1788 – Austria declares war on Russia
1913 – -18] 10 Day Tragedy of Mexico-City; 3,000 die
1947 – Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia
1966 – Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
2014 – Switzerland votes to return immigration quotas
2014 – Australian National University scientists discover the oldest known star at 13.6 billion years old

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Famous Birthdays

1891 – Pietro Nenni, Italian socialist/minister of foreign affairs (1946-47)
1971 – Pat O’Neill, NFL punter/place kicker (NE Patriots)
1972 – Jason George, actor (Michael Bourre-Sunset Beach)
1974 – John Wallace, NBA forward (Toronto Raptors)
1976 – Charlie Day, American actor
1984 – Han Kyung, Korean singer Super Junior

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Famous Deaths

1960 – Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor, dies at 82
1966 – Sophie Tucker [Kalish] “last of the red hot mammas”, Russian-born American singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
1994 – Arnold Smith, British 1st Secretary-General of Commonwealth (1965-75), dies at 79
1997 – Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House), dies at 53
2001 – Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
2008 – Scott Halpin, a one time drummer of The Who.

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