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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Today in History for 23rd January 2019

Historical Events

1865 – -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent’s Reach)
1941 – WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
1948 – Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
1961 – Venezuela adopts constitution
1974 – 1st edition of women’s magazine “Story”
1994 – Worldwide Day for peace in Bosnia-Hercegovina

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Famous Birthdays

1833 – John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Greensville County, Virginia (d. 1864)
1897 – Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
1907 – Hediki Yukawa, Japanese physicist (Nobel 1949), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1981)
1929 – Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyiv Patriarchate
1950 – Daniel “Danny” Federici, American rocker and musician (E Street Band), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 2008)
1969 – Eric Carter, Canadian CFL cornerback (Hamilton Tiger Cats), born in Jesup, Georgia

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Famous Deaths

1833 – Edward Pellew, 1st Viscount Exmouth, British admiral (b. 1757)
1889 – Alexandre Cabanel, French painter (Birth of Venus), dies at 65
1996 – Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
1997 – Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer, dies at 68
2006 – Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
2017 – Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), dies of heart disease at 43

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Today in History for 22nd January 2019

Historical Events

1588 – Pope Sixtus V decrees “Immense aeterni” (Reformed curia)
1813 – Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory
1879 – Battle of Rorke’s Drift: British garrison of 150 holds off 3,000-4,000 Zulu warriors. Eleven Victoria Crosses and a number of other decorations were awarded to the defenders.
1906 – SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130
1969 – Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
1983 – 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger’s main engines; 22 seconds

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Famous Birthdays

1263 – Ibn Taymiya, Islamic scholar (d. 1328)
1906 – Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
1916 – Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, Astrologist (Gujarat is a State of India) (d. 1994)
1921 – Andre Hodeir, composer
1935 – Pierre S Du Pont IV, (gov-Del)
1963 – Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist, born in Khabarovsk, Russia

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Famous Deaths

1900 – David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68
1945 – Alfred Wolfenstein, German writer, dies at 61
1978 – Oliver Leese, British World War II general, dies at 83
1988 – Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
2005 – Carlo Orelli, Italian veteran of World War I (b. 1894)
2010 – Jean Simmons, British actress (Thorn Birds, Guys and Dolls), dies at 80

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