Today in History

Historical Events

1911 - Waldorf W Aster acquires Daily Observer
1952 - Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
1962 - St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
1997 - Steve Irwin's "The Crocodile Hunter" debuts
2013 - Japan’s Nikkei 225 reaches its highest level in five years
2063 - Earth's 1st contact with the extra-terrestrial Vulcan species in the Star Trek universe

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Famous Birthdays

1853 - Alfonso Rendano, Italian composer, born in Consenza, Italy (d. 1931)
1900 - Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)
1907 - Jan Zeldenrust, Dutch pathologist and anatomist, born in Gronigen, Netherlands (d. 1990)
1911 - Goddard Lieberson, English composer and President of Columbia Records, born in Hanley, Staffordshire, England (d. 1977)
1923 - Michael V Gazzo, American playwright and actor (The Godfather Part II, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey (d. 1995)
1990 - Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor

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Famous Deaths

828 - Nicephorus I, Christian Byzantine writer and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (806-15), dies at about 77