Today in History

Historical Events

1868 - Grito de Lares proclaims Puerto Rico's independence (crushed by Spain)
1913 - Women protests take place in the Free State, South Africa, led by Charlotte Maxeke, resisting government attempts to impose passes on women; passes are burnt in front of the municipal offices
1922 - Berthold Brecht's "Drum in the Night" premieres in Germany
1963 - Georgette Ciselet is 1st woman on Belgian Council of State
1983 - Argentine military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
2012 - Scientists discover four genetically distinct types of breast cancer

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Famous Birthdays

1887 - Alfieri Maserati, Italian auto racer and engineer (established Maserati Racing), born in Voghera, Italy (d. 1932)
1934 - Per Olov Enquist, Swedish writer (Hour of the Lynx, The Royal Physician’s Visit), born in Hjoggbole, Sweden (d. 2020)
1943 - Marty Schottenheimer, American football coach (Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
1947 - Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1958 - Marvin Lewis, American NFL coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
1974 - Harumi Inoue, Japanese actress and model

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