Today in History

Historical Events

1861 - Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from Union army
1912 - Fenway Park officially opens, Red Sox beat NY Highlanders 7-6 in 11
1920 - Phillies mgr Gravvy Cravath puts himself in as pinch hitter, his 3- run homer beats NY Giants 3-0
1974 - Paul McCartney and Wings release single "Band on the Run"
1975 - 29th Tony Awards: Equus and Wiz win
2012 - Plane crash near Islamabad, Pakistan, kills 127 people

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Famous Birthdays

1850 - Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)
1870 - Simeon Roncal, composer
1909 - Richard Stubbs, publicity adviser
1909 - Guido Alberti, literary patron/businessman
1948 - Rémy Trudel, French Canadian politician
1965 - Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver

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Famous Deaths

1176 - Richard de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English soldier (b. 1130)
1839 - Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioacchino Rossini, dies
1977 - Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 and 3-8), dies
1991 - Don[ald] Siegel, US director (Coogan's Bluff/Dirty Harry), dies at 78
1993 - Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
2003 - Bernard Katz, German-born biophysicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1911)

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