Today in History for 2nd April 2019

Historical Events

1876 – Philadelphia A’s and Boston Red Caps play 1st NL game, in Philadelphia
1921 – Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new “Theory of Relativity”
1939 – 6th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Ralph Guldahl wins his only Masters title with a tournament record 279 (−9), 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Sam Snead
1978 – Basil Williams scores 100 on Test Cricket debut, v Aust Georgetown
1982 – In exhibition game A’s pitcher Steve McCatty comes to bat using a 15″ toy bat (under Billy Martins orders), protesting disallowing of DH
2013 – 13 children are killed in a fire in a mosque in Yangon, Burma

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Famous Birthdays

1930 – Girolamo Arriego, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy
1932 – Mahmood Hussain, Pakistani cricket swing bowler (68 wkts in 27 Tests), born in Lahore, Punjab, British India (d. 1991)
1959 – Adrian Meagher, Australian baseball pitching coach (Olympics 1996), born in Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
1959 – Brian Goodell, American 400m/1500m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-1976), born in Stockton, California
1959 – Carmen Ayala-Troncoso, American 5K runner, born in NYC, New York
1980 – Adam Fleming, English news reporter (Daily Politics), born in Glasgow, Scotland

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Famous Deaths

1335 – Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265)
1705 – Johann Lohner, German composer, dies at 59
1720 – Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1647)
1890 – Marinus Frederik Andries Gerardus Campbell, Dutch bibliographer, dies at 70
1969 – Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
1992 – Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929)

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