Today in History for 22nd April 2021

Historical Events

1671 – King Charles II sits in on English parliament
1838 – English steamship “Sirius” docks in NYC after crossing the Atlantic, first transatlantic steam passenger service
1903 – American Power Boat Association forms
1924 – Hague Chambers of Commerce forms
1943 – RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
1981 – Dodgers rookie Fernando Valenzuela tosses his 3rd shutout in 4 starts

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Famous Birthdays

1856 – [Marie] Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Two Orphans) (d. 1939)
1868 – Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, 4th and last child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria, born in Ofen (Buda), Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)
1910 – Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)
1945 – Robert Key, British Conservative Party politician (MP for Salisbury), born in Plymouth, Devon, England
1946 – Louise Harel, Quebec politician and City Councillor for Maisonneuve–Longue-Pointe, born in Sainte-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Quebec
1978 – Jason Stollsteimer, American singer (The Von Bondies)

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Famous Deaths

1776 – Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, dies at 67
1908 – Ellison Capers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
1929 – Henry Lerolle, French painter, dies at 80
1962 – Vera Reynolds, American actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62
1974 – Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer and journalist (Tong Tong), dies at 63
1995 – Maggie Kuhn, American activist and co-founder (Gray Panthers), dies at 89

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