Today in History

Historical Events

1920 - Despite Japanese protests, China withdraws recognition of Tsarists representatives in China
1949 - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1950 - Philadelphia A's Joe Astroth is 4th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (6th)
1973 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Open
1993 - "Les Miserables" opens at Playhouse, Edinburgh
2012 - Iran blocks the use of Google as a search engine

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Famous Birthdays

1897 - Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (surrealist)
1943 - Julio Iglesias, Spain, singer (Of All the Girls I Loved Before)
1957 - Tony Fossas, Cuba, pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
1965 - Ian Leggatt, Cambridge Ont, Canadian Tour golfer (1990 Canadian Tour)
1976 - Faune A. Chambers, American actress
1986 - Martin Cranie, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1738 - Hermannus Boerhaave, medical/botanist, dies at 69
1780 - John Andre, hanged as a British spy at 29
1850 - José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan hero (b. 1764)
1974 - Robbie Mcintosh, drumm...