Today in History

Historical Events

1419 - French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
1898 - Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1932 - Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1971 - The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1975 - 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1982 - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School, Oklahoma, kills 6 children and teacher

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Famous Birthdays

1932 - Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1948 - Harvey Hinsley, rocker
1971 - John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
1973 - Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
1974 - Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
1992 - Logan Lerman, American child actor

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Famous Deaths

1625 - Erhard Buttner, German composer, dies at 32
1965 - Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
1991 - Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)