Today in History for 9th May 2019

Historical Events

1904 – The steam locomotive City of Truro becomes the first steam engine to exceed 100mph.
1941 – Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders
1943 – 5th German Panzer army surrenders in Tunisia
1945 – Czechoslovakia liberated from Nazi occupation (National Day)
1964 – Khrushchev visits Egypt
1980 – 35 motorists die as a Liberian freighter rams a Tampa Bay Bridge

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Famous Birthdays

1927 – John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)
1936 – Floyd Robinson, baseball player (White Sox, Reds, A’s), born in Prescott, Arkansas
1953 – Gregory Beecroft, Chorpus Christi TX, actor (Guiding Light)
1972 – Dan Hollander, figure skater (1996 Great Lakes champ), born in Royal Oak, Michigan
1979 – Andrew W.K., American musician
1983 – Tyler Lumsden, American baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1707 – Dietrich Buxtehude, German organist/composer, dies at about 69
1927 – Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
1928 – Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81
1970 – Percy Brier, Australian composer, dies at 84
1995 – Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
2010 – Otakar Motejl, Czechoslvakian politician (b. 1932)

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