Today in History for 30th August 2019

Historical Events

1481 – 2 Latvian monarchs executed for conspiracy to Polish king Casimir IV
1776 – Continental Army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC
1933 – Air France forms from five French airlines
1956 – Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens.
1995 – Cable News Network joins the internet
2012 – Cholera outbreak kills 229 people in Sierra Leone

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Famous Birthdays

1705 – David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1757)
1944 – Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, born in Monterey, California (d. 2007)
1945 – Fred Tackett, American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (Little Feat), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
1949 – Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)
1956 – Jayne Irving, English TV hostess (Live at 3), born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
1964 – Gavin Fisher, British engineer

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Famous Deaths

1580 – Emanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy/governor of Netherlands, dies
1751 – Christopher Polhem, Swedish scientist and inventor (b. 1661)
1862 – Charles Bernard Desormes, French Physicist and Chemist (carbon monoxide and carbon disulphide compositions), dies at 91
1896 – Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824)
1943 – A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), dies from a heart attack at 58
1994 – Michael Gribble, film animator (Mike and Spike Festival), dies at 42

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