Today in History

Historical Events

1543 - England and Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
1896 - Harbor of Ymuiden opens
1902 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax" (BG)
1941 - Bulova Watch Co pays $9 for 1st ever network TV commercial
1963 - US President Kennedy arrives in Rome
1977 - FC Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam Neth

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Famous Birthdays

1764 - Georg Christoph Grosheim, composer
1818 - Ignaz Semmelweis, gynecologist
1902 - Jose Luis Sert, Spanish/US architect
1914 - Cristyl Cranz, Germany, slalom (Olympic-gold-1936)
1926 - Carl Hahn, German automotive executive
1926 - Franclaois-Regis Bastide, writer/broadcaster

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Famous Deaths

251 - Decius, Roman Emperor (b. 207)
1883 - Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39
1943 - Willem Brouwer, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1943 - Cor Roos, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
1968 - Virginia Weidler, actress (All This and Heaven Too), dies at 42
1968 - Dick Young, cricketer (England wicketkeeper v Aust 1907-08), dies

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