Today in History for 16th January 2022

Historical Events

1556 – Holy Roman Emperor Charles V appoints his son Philip II, King of Spain
1921 – Eleftherios Venizelos becomes Prime Minister of Greece (4th time)
1970 – Curt Flood files a civil lawsuit challenging baseball’s reserve clause
1974 – L A Landslide kills 9 in Canyonville, Oregon
1984 – Paul and Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis
2006 – 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Felicity Huffman win

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Famous Birthdays

1675 – Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon, French writer (Mémoires), born in Paris (d. 1755)
1728 – Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
1870 – Wilhelm Normann, German chemist (hardening of oils)
1911 – Roger Lapébie, French cyclist (d. 1996)
1952 – Roberta Baskin, American correspondent (48 Hours), born in New York, United States
1969 – Roy Jones Jr., American boxer (4 x weight divisions world champion), born in Pensacola, Florida

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Famous Deaths

1919 – Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 19
1967 – Robert J Van De Graaff, US nuclear physicist, dies at 65
1978 – Virginia Pope, American fashion editor (New York Times), dies at 92
1981 – Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
1993 – Glenn Corbett, American actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
1993 – Freddie Cochrane, American boxer (World Welterweight champion 1941-1946), dies at 77

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