Today in History

Historical Events

1753 - Voltaire leaves the court of Frederik II of Prussia
1967 - The Turtle's "Happy Together" goes #1
1967 - 29th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Dayton 79-64
1976 - Argentine milt junta bans leftist political parties
1986 - Supreme Court rules Air Force could ban wearing of yarmulkes
1992 - British scientists find new largest perfect # (2 756839 -1 * 2 756839)

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Famous Birthdays

1893 - Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
1947 - Claudine Schneider, (Rep-R-RI, 1981- )
1960 - Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
1967 - Matthew Barney, American media artist
1982 - Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter
1982 - Sean Faris, American actor and model

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Famous Deaths

1712 - Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
1880 - Joseph Rummel, composer, dies at 61
1917 - Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (b. 1832)
1969 - Billy Cotton, British bandleader and entertainer (b. 1889)