Today in History

Historical Events

1674 - Netherlands and England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
1929 - Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
1945 - Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
1950 - Groundbreaking ceremony held for Mississippi Vocational College (later Mississippi Valley State University)
1961 - Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
2014 - Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters

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Famous Birthdays

1891 - J C "Farmer" White, cricketer (Somerset slow lefty 1909-37)
1916 - Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
1924 - Lee Marvin, American actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
1950 - Andy Powell, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
1985 - Arielle Kebbel, American actress
1986 - Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress

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Famous Deaths

1672 - Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
1790 - Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Czech composer, dies at 47
1858 - Aloi...