Today in History for 19th April 2022

Historical Events

1900 – Highest scoring opening game, Phils beat Braves 19-17 in 10
1919 – Leslie Irvin of US makes first premeditated free-fall parachute jump
1936 – First day of the Great Uprising in Palestine, anti-Jewish riots break out
1963 – Johnny Cash releases single “Ring Of Fire” written by his future wife June Carter and Merle Kilgore
1971 – USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
1971 – After smashing 124 in the 1st innings, Indian cricket opener Sunil Gavaskar makes 220 in 2nd innings in the drawn 5th Test against the West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad

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Famous Birthdays

1830 – Karl Josef Rudolph Cornely, German Jesuit biblical scholar, born in Breyell, Germany (d. 1908)
1873 – Sydney Barnes, English cricket fast bowler (27 Tests, 189 wickets, BB 9/103); Warwickshire CCC, Lancashire CCC, Staffordshire CCC), born in Smethwick, England (d. 1967)
1942 – David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), born in Paignton, England (d. 2010)
1949 – Paloma Picasso, French-Spanish businesswoman and jewelry designer (Tiffany and Co.), born in Vallauris, France
1979 – Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous, You, Me and Dupree), born in Los Angeles, California
1990 – Kim Chiu, Filipino Chinese actress (Sana Maulit Muli), born in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

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Famous Deaths

1739 – Nicholas Saunderson, mathematician, dies
1791 – Richard Price, nonconformist minister/writer (Alabi’s World), dies
1831 – Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger, German mathematician, dies at 65
1980 – Tony Beckley, actor (Assault, When a Stranger Calls), dies at 51
1996 – Peg Ridge, peace campaigner, dies at 72
2004 – John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)

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