Today in History

Historical Events

1560 - Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
1852 - Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.
1862 - The Vienna Stadtpark opens its gates.
1944 - Raid on Jewish childrens house in Secrétan/St-Mandé
1985 - NY Lotto pays $41 million to three winner (#s are 14-17-22-23-30-47)
2008 - An American sweep of the 400m medals at the Beijing Olympics; LeShawn Merritt wins gold in 43.75 ahead of Jeremy Wariner and David Neville

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Famous Birthdays

1939 - Ernie Maresca, American singer and songwriter (Runaround Sue, Wanderer), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
1952 - Jiří Paroubek, former Czech prime minister, born in Olomouc, Czech Republic
1963 - Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco (1999-present), born in Rabat, Morocco
1971 - Shayne Edge, American NFL/WLAF punter (Steelers, Barcelona Dragons), born in Lake City, Florida
1971 - Liam Howlett, British musician (The Prodigy), born in Braintree, Essex, England
1981 - Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player, born in Chania, Greece

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Famous Deaths

1798 - Corneille-François de Nélis, Flemish scholar and bishop of Antwerp, dies at 62