Today in History

Historical Events

1673 - Edmund Halley enters The Queen's College, Oxford, as an undergraduate
1883 - Arabi Pasha declares a holy war in Egypt
1964 - -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
1967 - Charles de Gaulle says 'Vive le Quebec libre! Long live free Quebec!'
1967 - Beatles sign a petition in Times to legalize marijuana
1978 - "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" premieres in NYC

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Famous Birthdays

1759 - Victor Emmanuel I, King of Sardinia (1802-21)
1803 - Alexander Jackson Davis, US, architect (gothic revivalist)
1821 - William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey
1907 - Hugh Charles, songwriter/impressario
1914 - David Miles Bensuan-Butt, economist
1975 - Eric Szmanda, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1846 - Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
1900 - Ferdinand Hamet, Dutch missionary in Mongolia, murdered at 59
1964 - Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
1993 - Lonnie...