Today in History for 21st April 2022

Historical Events

1878 – NY installs 1st firehouse pole
1925 – No baseball games played in NL due to Charles Ebbets’ funeral
1945 – US 7th Army reaches Nuremberg
1970 – Reds clout 7 HRs by 6 batters, Braves counter with 3 HRs, 6 for one team and 9 different batters for two teams, all tie or set records
1974 – 28th Tony Awards: River Niger and Raisin win
2017 – Taliban attack army base at Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, killing more than 100

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Famous Birthdays

1822 – Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
1853 – Charles Malherbe, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1911)
1881 – Jules-Marie Canneel, Flemish painter and caricaturist (Rocks of Oran), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1953)
1924 – Daniel Melnick, American producer, Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
1951 – Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
1958 – Andie MacDowell [Rosalie Anderson], American actress (Sex, Lies and Videotape, Green Card), born in Gaffney, South Carolina

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Famous Deaths

1946 – John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62
1973 – Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (KoĹ›ciuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), dies of cancer at 79
1985 – Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio broadcaster (Hockey Night in Canada), dies at 82
2000 – Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), dies at 70
2007 – William “Parry” O’Brien, American shot putter (Olympic golds 1952, 1956, and silver 1960), dies of a heart attack during a swimming competition at 75
2013 – Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the “Human Computer”, stops calculating at 83 due to complications from severe respiratory problems

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