Today in History for 3rd April 2019

Historical Events

1721 – Robert Walpole becomes Britain’s 1st Lord of the Treasury – effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later
1848 – Thomas Douglas becomes 1st public teacher in San Francisco
1882 – American outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph
1964 – US and Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
1987 – Bill Elliott sets NASCAR qualify record of 212.809 mph at Talladega
1988 – 7th NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship: Louisiana Tech beats Auburn, 56-54

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Famous Birthdays

1882 – Simon Elzinga, Dutch educator
1930 – Lawton Chiles, U.S. Senator from Florida (1971-89) and Governor of Florida (1991-98), born in Lakeland, Florida (d. 1998)
1957 – Charles Jones, American basketball player, NBA forward (Houston Rockets), born in McGehee, Arkansas
1966 – Miina Tominaga, Japanese seiyu (voice actress), born in Nishi-ku, Hiroshima, Japan
1976 РNicolas Escud̩, French tennis player, coach (Davis Cup 2001), born in Chartres, France
1976 – Will Mellor, English actor (Hollyoaks), born in Bredbury, Greater Manchester

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Famous Deaths

1694 – Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, buried at 64
1919 – Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
1950 – Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
1958 – Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
1996 – Christopher John Seward, aid worker, dies at 45
1997 – Judy Flannery, master triathelete, killed by a car at 56

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