Today in History

Historical Events

1459 - Battle of Blore Heath in Staffordshire, the first major battle of the English Wars of the Roses.
1877 - Hurricane strikes Curacao and Bonaire kills 200
1949 - Indian owner Bill Veeck holds funeral services to bury 1948 pennant
1968 - WKMA TV channel 35 in Madisonville, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 - Northern Star and Illinois Univ newspaper start rumors that Paul McCartney is dead
1992 - 1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period

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Famous Birthdays

1938 - Clifford Ann Creed, LPGA golfer
1949 - Bruce Springsteen, [Boss], Asbury NJ, rock musician (Born in the USA)
1956 - Peter David, American writer
1974 - Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
1984 - Louie Stephens, American musician (Rooney)
1984 - Anneliese van der Pol, American actress

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Famous Deaths

918 - Koenraad I, German duke/king (911-18), dies at 42
1844 - Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783)
1975 - Ian Hunter, actor/writer (Rockets Galore, Ziegfield Girl), dies at 75
1985 - Mickey Simpson, actor (Wagonmaster), dies of a heart attack at 72
1994 - Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
1996 - Jack Newman, cricketer (NZ left-arm pacer 1932-33), dies at 94

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