Today in History for 28th January 2019

Historical Events

1945 – Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java
1952 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Ken McGregor wins his first and only Grand Slam event; upsets fellow Australian Frank Sedgman 7-5, 12-10, 2-6, 6-2
1958 – Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor
1980 – 37th Golden Globes: “Kramer vs. Kramer”, Dustin Hoffman and Sally Field win
1984 – Edmonton center Wayne Gretzky’s NHL record point scoring streak ends at 51 games when Oilers beaten 4-2 by LA Kings; Gretzky totals 61-92-153 during the period
1984 – 41st Golden Globes: Terms of Endearment, Tom Courtenay, Robert Duvall, and Shirley MacLaine win

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Wilson Ferreira Aldunate, Uruguayan politician/human rights worker
1927 – Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
1963 – Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest and Survive)
1964 – Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
1974 – Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
1975 – David Zingler, American writer

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Famous Deaths

1547 – Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47), dies at 55
1817 – Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, dies at 55
1908 – Sidney Paget, British illustrator (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 47
1950 – Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, dies at 66
1972 – Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
2015 – Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), dies at 81

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Today in History for 27th January 2019

Historical Events

1896 – Tasmania bowl out Victoria for 65 for their 1st ever innings victory
1934 – Australian Championships Men’s Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his only Australian title; beats Jack Crawford of Australia 6-3, 7-5, 6-1
1939 – First flight of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
1982 – Los Angeles Kings set an NHL record with their 6th consecutive tied game, a 4-4 deadlock against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers
1996 – 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
2013 – 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan

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Famous Birthdays

1805 – Maria Anna of Bavaria, queen consort of Saxony (d. 1877)
1868 – Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
1920 – Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (d. 2002)
1928 – Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
1931 – Mordecai Richler, Montreal author, (Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz)
1944 – Kevin Coyne, English musician, born in Derby (d. 2004)

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Famous Deaths

1629 – Hieronymus Praetorius, composer, dies at 68
1901 – Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer (Rigoletto, La Traviata), dies at 77
1994 – Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, dies at 72
1995 – Halsey S Colchester, British SAS/MI6-spy/priest, dies at 76
1996 – Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
2006 – Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)

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Today in History for 26th January 2019

Historical Events

1920 – Former Ford Motor Co. executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer
1961 – 1st woman personal physician to a US President – Janet G. Travell (to John F. Kennedy)
1970 – Australian Open Women’s Tennis: Margaret Court beats fellow Australian Kerry Melville Reid 6-1, 6-3; Court retains title for 9th Australian singles crown and 1st leg of her Grand Slam
1979 – Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Neth
2003 – Australian Open Men’s Tennis: Andre Agassi of the US wins his 8th and last Grand Slam title; beats Rainer Schuttler of Germany 6-2, 6-2, 6-1
2014 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu: Team Rice beats Team Sanders, 22-21; MVPs: Nick Foles, Philadelphia, QB; Derrick Johnson, KC Chiefs, LB

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Famous Birthdays

1905 – Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer, inspired “Sound of Music”, (d. 2014)
1911 – Norbert Schultze, composer
1914 – Kaye Webb, English writer/publisher (Puffin Club)
1923 – Anne Jeffreys [Annie Carmichael], American singer and actress (Dick Tracy, Topper, General Hospital), born in Goldsboro, North Carolina (d. 2017)
1927 – Bob Nieman, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1965 – Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)

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Famous Deaths

1630 – Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)
1849 – Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death’s Jest-Book), suicide at 45
1855 – Gérard de Nerval, French writer (b. 1808)
1979 – Nelson Rockefeller, American politician (Vice President: 1974-1977; Governor of New York (R), 1959-73), dies of a heart attack at 70
2003 – Hugh Trevor-Roper, English historian (The Last Days of Hitler), dies at 89
2011 – Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)

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Today in History for 25th January 2019

Historical Events

1856 – Battle of Seattle; skirmish between settlers and Indians
1875 – Anti-slavery society forms in New York
1949 – 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale and Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
1971 – WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1983 – Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
2016 – British rowing team becomes first female crew and first crew of four to cross the Pacific, San Francisco to Cairns in 257 days

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Famous Birthdays

1814 – Francis Harrison Pierpont, American lawyer and politician (Union), born in Morgantown, West Virginia (d. 1899)
1834 – Pablo Hernández Salces, Spanish composer (d. 1910)
1884 – Edward Kilenyi, Sr. [Ede Kilényi], Hungarian composer and teacher (Clipped Wings, Outside the Law), born in Békésszentandrás, Hungary (d. 1968)
1938 – Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer (Roll with Me, At Last), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
1957 – Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois
1974 – Adam Meadows, American football player (Indianapolis Colts), born in Powder Springs, Georgia

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Famous Deaths

1139 – Godfried I, with the Beard, duke of Brabant/earl of Leuven, dies
1366 – Henry Suso, German mystic
1829 – William Shield, composer, dies at 80
1917 – Edwin Tyler, cricketer (slow-lefty played once for England 1896), dies
1949 – Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
1998 – Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies

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Today in History for 24th January 2019

Historical Events

1789 – Louis XVI of France issues an edict calling for the convocation of the Estates-General, a major event in the French Revolution
1899 – Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan
1952 – Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
1976 – Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
1999 – David Duval eagles the 18th hole for a final round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West to become only the 3rd player to fire a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour
2018 – Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison

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Famous Birthdays

1796 – Nicholas Mori, Anglo-Italian violinist and conductor, born in London, England (d. 1839)
1829 – William Mason, composer
1924 – Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
1947 – Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
1957 – Vladimir “Vlatko” Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep

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Famous Deaths

1967 – Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
1990 – Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
1993 – Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
1994 – Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d’acclimatation), dies at 53
2005 – June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
2007 – Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)

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