Today in History

Historical Events

1626 - Huguenot rebels and French sign Peace of La Rochelle
1716 - Britain and Netherlands renew alliance
1932 - Fascist coup in the Memel territory
1937 - K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
2012 - Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so
2015 - 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Famous Birthdays

1818 - William Maxwell Evarts, (Union), (d. 1901)
1874 - Milton Bennett Medary, US, architect (Washington Chapel)
1942 - James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
1944 - Christine Boutin, French politician
1958 - Bill Dawley, baseball player
1983 - Brodie Croyle, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1859 - Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
1914 - J Albert Neuhuys, Dutch painter (Hague School), dies at 69
1918 - Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
1989 - Andre Cayatte, dies
1989 - Barbara Tuchman, historian (Guns of August-Pulitzer), dies at 77
2002 - Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)

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