Today in History for 30th April 2021

Historical Events

1722 – Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant
1900 – 165 lb English boxer Bob Fitzsimmons KOs 305 lb American Ed Dunkhost in round 2 of a lop-sided bout in Brooklyn, New York
1943 – Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp for Jews forms
1985 – “Shoah”, French documentary about the Holocaust, directed by Claude Lanzmann, starring Richard Glazar and Raul Hilberg, premieres in Paris
1988 – NY Yank Dave Winfield gets his 29th RBI of April-Sets AL and ties ML Rec
1989 – Critics Siskel and Ebert film their 500th TV movie-review show

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Famous Birthdays

1743 – Robert Jasper van der Capellen, Dutch politician and Master of Marsch, born in Eefde, Zutphen, Netherlands (d. 1814)
1877 – Alice B. Toklas, American-Parisian avant-garde and companion of Gertrude Stein, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1967)
1941 – Wilfried Jentzsh, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany
1945 – Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (51L-Challenger disaster), born in Beaufort, North Carolina (d. 1986)
1971 – Ty Hallock, fullback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
1982 – Andrew Seeley, Canadian actor and singer

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Famous Deaths

535 – Amalaswintha, queen of Ostrogoths, murdered in the bath at about 37
1947 – Almroth Wright, English bacteriologist (developed one of 1st vaccines for typhoid), dies at 85
1959 – Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, dies at 81
1980 – Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)
1983 – Jerry Hatsuo Fujikawa, actor (Uncle Matsu-Mr T and Tina), dies at 71
2016 – Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), dies at 94

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