Today in History

Historical Events

1713 - The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan's order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1924 - Ramsay MacDonald's incoming Labour government formally recognizes the Soviet Union
1934 - Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves all political parties but his
1950 - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
1965 - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
1985 - -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)

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Famous Birthdays

1903 - Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (The Bees Novel)
1909 - Helen Chandler, Charleston SC, actress (Christopher Strong, Dracula)
1928 - Sam Edwards, physicist
1957 - Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
1983 - Kevin Martin, American basketball player
1985 - Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher

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Famous Deaths

1204 - Alexius IV Angelus, regent of Byzantium (1203-04), murdered
1928 - Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
1981 - Wanda Hendrix, actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies
1987 - Alessandro Blasetti, Italian film director (b. 1900)
2007 - Ray Berres, American baseball player (b. 1907)
2012 - Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88

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