Today in History

Historical Events

1230 - Bishop Willebrand of Utrecht grants Swells state justice
1990 - East and West Germany sign a treaty to join legal and political systems
1994 - Pentium computer beats world chess champ Gari Kasparov
1997 - Don Mattingly's #23 is retired by NY Yankees
1997 - Pittsburgh Senior Golf Classic
2012 - Apple loses its patent dispute with Samsung in Tokyo, Japan

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Famous Birthdays

161 - Commodus, Lanuvium, Roman Emperor (180-92)
1749 - Radistschew, writer
1900 - Gino Lucetti, Italian anarchist (d. 1943)
1971 - Mike Caldwell, NFL linebacker (Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals)
1976 - Roque JĂșnior, Brazilian footballer
1984 - Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer

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Famous Deaths

1616 - Gemignano Capilupi, composer, dies at 43
1730 - Gottfried Finger, Czech composer (b. 1660?)
1918 - Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36
1976 - Kornelis H Miskotte, theologist (If the Gods Keep Silent), dies at 81
2000 - Patricia Owens, Canadian actress (b. 1925)
2013 - David Frost, British broadcaster, dies from a heart attack at 74

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