Today in History

Historical Events

1864 - Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) Missouri: 1700 killed or injured
1973 - Soyuz 12 carries 2 cosmonauts into Earth orbit (2 days)
1993 - British crime series "Cracker" created by Jimmy McGovern starring Robbie Coltrane debuts on ITV in the UK
2015 - A "Supermoon" coincides with a lunar eclipse creating a "Blood Moon" over much of the earth
2018 - Justin Milne, head of Australian Broadcasting Corporation resigns amid allegations of firing journalists for the government
2020 - Border fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan forces over disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh kills at least 23

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Famous Birthdays

1719 - Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician, born in Leipzig, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1800)
1835 - John Murray Corse, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1893 [or 4/27])
1934 - Barbara Howar, American reporter (Washington Post; Entertainment Tonight), born in Nashville, Tennessee
1949 - Graham Richardson, Australian politician and media commentator, born in Sydney, Australia
1953 - Robbie Shakespeare, Jamaican reggae bassist (Sly and Robbie - "DJ Riot"), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2021)
1958 - Paul Grabowsky, Australian jazz pianist and composer ("When Words Fail"), born in Lae, Papua New Guinea

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