Today in History

Historical Events

1545 - Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III
1920 - Netherland breaks contact with Kingdom of Serbia, Croatia and Slavia
1966 - Test debut of Clive Lloyd, v India Bombay, 82 and 78
1993 - Dow Jones hits record 3764.43
2001 - "A Beautiful Mind" based on the bio by Sylvia Nasar, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2002)
2001 - Indian Parliament Sansad attacked by terrorists. 15 people killed, including all terrorists

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Famous Birthdays

1918 - Bill Vukovich, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1953-4), born in Fresno, California (d. 1955)
1923 - Antoni Tapies, painter, sculptor, and theorist (Dau al Set), born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 2012)
1925 - Dick Van Dyke, West Plains Mo, actor (Rob Petrie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1943 - Margaret "Marti" Webb, British actress and singer (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday), born in Hampstead, London
1959 - John Whitaker, actor (Family Affair, Snowball Expr), born in Van Nuys, California
1972 - GiGi Gordon, Butler PA, Miss America-Pennsylvania (1997)

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Famous Deaths

1693 - Dodoftei, Romanian metropolitan of Moldavia/writer (Saint Lives), dies