Today in History for 21st August 2019

Historical Events

1810 – Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, Marshal of France, is elected Crown Prince of Sweden by the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates.
1927 – 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
1942 – Transport #22 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1963 – Martial law declared in South Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
1975 – Rick and Paul Reuschel become 1st brothers to pitch a combined shut out
2018 – Californian Representative Duncan Hunter indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses including holidays and flight for a pet rabbit

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Famous Birthdays

1765 – William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-37), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1837)
1892 – Charles Vanel, French actor and director (Wages of Fear), born in Rennes, France (d. 1989)
1905 – Friz Freleng, American animator (Warner Bros cartoons), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1995)
1934 – Paul Panhuysen, Dutch composer, visual and sound artist, born in Maastricht, Netherlands
1961 – Danny Sheaffer, American MLB catcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1963 – Richmond Arquette, American actor, born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths

1940 – Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, dies at 68
1949 – Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, dies at 75
1952 – Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
1958 – Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show) and composer (Rhenish), dies at 44
1978 – Charles Eames, American designer and architect, dies at 71
1997 – Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)

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