Today in History

Historical Events

1926 - 110,000 watch US Army and Navy play a 21-all tie
1971 - Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh
1980 - Soyuz T-3 carries 3 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station, launched
1985 - Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland
1990 - British Conservative Party chooses John Major to succeed Margaret Thatcher as leader ( and hence as Prime Minister)
2012 - 29 people are killed and 126 are wounded by 8 car bombings across Iraq

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Famous Birthdays

1127 - Emperor Xiaozong of China (d. 1194)
1746 - Robert R. Livingston, US Founding Father, delivered oath of office to George Washington
1930 - Joe DeNardo, Pittsburgh Meteorologist
1935 - Verity A Lambert, film producer (Clockwise, Link, Sweeney)
1968 - Michael Vartan, French actor
1970 - Patrick Bates, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons)

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Famous Deaths

511 - Clovis, 1st King of France, dies at about 45
1749 - Balthasar Schmid, composer, dies at 44
1934 - "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
1960 - Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
1967 - Cameron Prud'Homme, actor (Rainmaker), dies after long illness at 75
1981 - Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83

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