Today in History for 14th August 2018

Historical Events

1559 – Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla
1862 – Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of African Americans to confer with a US president
1912 – 2,500 US marines invade Nicaragua; US remains until 1925
1940 – Dutch Premier De Geer vacations in Switzerland
1959 – 26th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Baltimore 29, All-Stars 0 (70,000)
1984 – West Indies complete 5-0 series annihilation of England

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Famous Birthdays

1552 – Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
1737 – Charles Hutton, mathematician
1888 – John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, born in Helensburgh, Scotland (d. 1946)
1949 – Bob Backlund, American wrestler
1953 – Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
1980 – Roy Williams, American football player, born in Redwood City, California

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Famous Deaths

1834 – Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
1971 – Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
1991 – Douglas Kiker, newscaster (NBC-TV), dies of a heart attack at 61
2006 – Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
2007 – Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
2010 – Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)

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