Today in History for 11th August 2018

Historical Events

1860 – US’s 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev)
1942 – – Sept 30] SS begins exterminating 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland
1965 – 6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles
1965 – Watts riots begin in Southeast Los Angeles, lasts 6 days
1976 – Race riot in Cape Town, South Africa; 17 die
1987 – France and Great-Britain send minesweepers to Persian Gulf

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Famous Birthdays

1807 – David R Atchison, President of USA on March 3rd 1849
1860 – Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie)
1929 – Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
1956 – Pierre-Louis Lions, French mathematician
1964 – Hamish, rocker (The Pasedenas-Riding on the Train)
1984 – Katie Rees, American beauty pageant contestant

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Famous Deaths

1456 – Janos Hunyadi, Hungarian general strategist, dies at about 49
1464 – Nicholas van Cusa, philosopher/bishop of Brixen, dies
1794 – Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, German composer, dies at 72
1886 – Lydia Koidula, Estonian poet (b. 1843)
1988 – Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), dies of cancer at 59
2009 – Eunice Shriver, sister of President John F. Kennedy and founder (Special Olympics), dies at 88

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