Today in History for 9th April 2019

Historical Events

1833 – 1st US tax-supported public library in Peterborough, Noew Hampshire
1935 – Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Maroons beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for 3-0 series sweep; Maroons last defunct team to win the Cup
1969 – Chic Cub Billy Williams hits 4 consecutive doubles beat Phillies 11-3
1975 – 24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices
1992 – Record 18 golfers shoot in 60s in Masters round 1 (old record 12)
1997 – NFL announces it will give $3M to CFL and possible “World Classic Bowl”

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Famous Birthdays

1716 – Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, born in Gleisdorf, Austria (d. 1778)
1901 – Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
1932 – Cheetah [Cheeta, Cheta, Chita], chimpanzee actor (1930s Tarzan franchise), is born (d. 2011)
1939 – Michael Learned, American actress (Olivia in The Waltons, Nurse), born in Washington, D.C.
1949 – Chico [David-Allen] Ryan, American rock vocalist (Sha Na Na), born in Arlington, Massachusetts (d. 1998)
1990 – Kristen Stewart, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Deaths

1137 – William X, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 1099)
1886 – Joseph V von Scheffel, German writer (Ekkehard), dies at 60
1944 – Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, dies at 59
1945 – Hans von Dohnanyi, “July 20th plotter”, hanged
1961 – Zog I [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1928-39), dies at 65
2010 – Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77

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