Today in History

Historical Events

1856 - Constitution of South Australia adopted
1970 - Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
1980 - Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1986 - Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
1987 - NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
1994 - Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed

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Famous Birthdays

1877 - Rika H E Hopper, Dutch actress (Anastasia)
1897 - Lazar Weiner, composer
1915 - Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
1954 - Jaap J Feenstra, Dutch MP (PvdA)
1981 - Tila Tequila, American model
1985 - Wayne Rooney, English footballer

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Famous Deaths

1938 - Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68
1940 - Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74
1980 - Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
1983 - Jessica Savitch, news anchor (NBC-TV), dies at 35
2002 - Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
2005 - Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist, dies of natural causes at 92

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