Today in History

Historical Events

1902 - In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
1938 - Japanese troops occupies Canton
1948 - Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
1965 - Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
1970 - Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
1986 - US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

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Famous Birthdays

1449 - George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)
1672 - Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, born in Vileyka Raion, Belarus (d. 1742)
1907 - Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
1955 - Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1961 - Mark Finch, film festival organiser
1972 - Saffron Burrows, English actress

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Famous Deaths

1221 - Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)
1919 - Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77
1966 - Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
1996 - Abdelhamid Benhaduga...