Today in History for 3rd February 2019

Historical Events

1377 – Mass execution of population (between 2,500 and 5,000) of Cesena, Italy, by Breton troops of Giovanni Acuto under the command of Robert, Cardinal of Geneva, acting as the legate of Pope Gregory XI
1900 – Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky
1916 – Tristan Tzara publishes the Dada manifesto in Zurich, Switzerland
1933 – Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
1933 – German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
2018 – Moscow has its heaviest snowfall in a day on record, killing one and bringing down 2,000 trees

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Famous Birthdays

1338 – Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
1811 – Horace Greeley, editor (“Go west, young man”)
1891 – Peter H “Paul” Huf, actor and director (Great Neth Stage)
1904 – Roger Makins, diplomat
1960 – B J Jefferson, American actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World), born in Dallas Texas
1978 – Adrian R’Mante, American actor (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), born in Tampa, Florida

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Famous Deaths

1116 – King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
1961 – Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
1969 – C. N. Annadurai, Indian politician and 1st Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, dies of cancer at 59
2005 – Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), dies at 100
2008 – Douglas Fraser, Scottish pilot (b. 1916)
2012 – Christopher Samuel Youd, British sci-fi writer, dies at 89

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