Today in History

Historical Events

1524 - Duke of Bourbon drives Admiral Bonnivet out of Milan
1884 - National Medical Association of Black physicians organizes (Atlanta)
1968 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1968 - Mauritius becomes a member state of the United Nations.
1970 - People's Republic of China launches its 1st satellite transmitting song "East is Red"
1974 - Dutch women hockey team becomes world champion

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Famous Birthdays

1742 - Roman Hoffstetter, composer
1824 - Fournier, Swiss/French postage stamp forger
1874 - Willem E Roelofs, Dutch painter/cartoonist
1914 - Justin Wilson, cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips)
1932 - Vladimir Yengibaryan, Yerevan, Armenia, welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), (d. 2013)
1945 - Doug Clifford, rock drummer (Creedence Clearwater Revival-Proud Mary)

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Famous Deaths

1936 - Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
1945 - Hubert Bath, composer, dies at 61
1945 - Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47
1952 - Jules Po...