Today in History for 24th January 2019

Historical Events

1789 – Louis XVI of France issues an edict calling for the convocation of the Estates-General, a major event in the French Revolution
1899 – Rubber heel for boots or shoes patented by American Humphrey O’Sullivan
1952 – Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
1976 – Cleveland Cavaliers biggest margin victory-43 pts (beat Milwaukee 132-89)
1999 – David Duval eagles the 18th hole for a final round 59 to win the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at PGA West to become only the 3rd player to fire a sub-60 round on the PGA Tour
2018 – Former US Olympic team doctor Larry Nassar found guilty of molesting over 150 girls, sentenced up to 175 years in prison

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Famous Birthdays

1796 – Nicholas Mori, Anglo-Italian violinist and conductor, born in London, England (d. 1839)
1829 – William Mason, composer
1924 – Marvin Kaplan, American actor (Top Cat, Henry-Alice), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
1943 – Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
1947 – Giorgio Chinaglia, Carrara Italy, soccer star (Lazio of Italy, NY Cosmos), (d. 2012)
1957 – Vladimir “Vlatko” Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep

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Famous Deaths

1967 – Howard Charles Shaiffer, entertainer, dies at 49
1990 – Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
1993 – Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and writer (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies at 50
1994 – Yves Navarre, French writer (Le Jardin d’acclimatation), dies at 53
2005 – June Bronhill, Australian singer (b. 1929)
2007 – Guadalupe Larriva, Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)

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