Today in History for 25th May 2019

Historical Events

1932 – Goofy, aka Dippy Dawg, 1st appears in ‘Mickey’s Revue’ by Walt Disney
1968 – Gateway Arch in St Louis dedicated
1972 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1977 – 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
1986 – Ferry boat Shamia sinks on Maghna River Bangladesh, 600 killed
2018 – Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police to face charges of rape, a criminal sex act, sex abuse and sexual misconduct

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Famous Birthdays

1889 – Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)
1923 – John Weitz, American author and fashion designer (Friends in High Places), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
1932 – John Gregory Dunne, American writer (Up Close and Personal, True Confessions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)
1955 – Alistair Burt, British Conservative Party politician, born in Bury, Lancashire, England
1971 – Justin Henry, American actor (Kramer vs Kramer, 16 Candles), born in Rye, New York
1984 – Marion Raven, Norwegian singer and songwriter (M2M), born in Lørenskog, Norway

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Famous Deaths

992 – Mieszko I first lord and knight of Poland, duke of Polans (b. circa 935)
1789 – Anders Dahl, Swedish botanist (b. 1751)
1924 – Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, dies at 35
1946 – Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78
2010 – Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
2017 – Sir Alistair Horne, British historian and journalist (A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954–1962), dies at 91

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