Today in History for 30th August 2018

Historical Events

1791 – Thomas Jefferson responds to Benjamin Banneker’s letter on the issue of slavery
1914 – 1st German plane bombs Paris, 2 killed
1919 – Ernst Toller’s “Die Wandlung” premieres in Berlin
1944 – Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania
1960 – Boston 2nd baseman Pete Runnels goes 6-for-7
1995 – Cable News Network joins the internet

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Famous Birthdays

1866 – Georges Minne, Belgian sculptor, born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1941)
1943 – David Henry Maslanka, composer
1949 – Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
1967 – Barbara Kendall, New Zealand mistral sailor (Olympic gold 1992, silver 1996, bronze 2000), born in Auckland, New Zealand
1970 – Michael Wong Guang Liang, Chinese Malaysian singer
1978 – Swizz Beatz, American rapper/producer

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Famous Deaths

1826 – Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, dies at 67
1917 – Uritsky, leader of Petrogradse Czech, dies
1970 – Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), dies at 53
1989 – Joe De Santis, dies at 80
1995 – Thomas Chalmers, British broadcaster, dies at 82
2008 – Killer Kowalski, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1926)

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