Today in History for 4th April 2019

Historical Events

1828 – Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam)
1929 – 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
1958 – Eugene Ionesco’s “Tueur sans Gages” premieres in Darmstadt
1981 – Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
1988 – Largest crowd (55,438) at a season game at Riverfront (Reds Vs Cards)
1994 – 56th NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship: Arkansas Razorbacks beat Duke, 76-72

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – George Jellicoe, Earl Jellicoe, British naval commander and member of the House of Lords (1939-2007), born in Hatfield (d. 2007)
1931 – Harold Volkmer, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri, born in Jefferson City, Missouri (d. 2011)
1952 – Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and touring car racer, born in Australia (d. 1995)
1962 – Sherrin Smyers, Australian LPGA golfer (1995 Youngstown-11th), born in Newcastle, Australia
1964 – Robbie Rist, American actor (Oliver-Brady Bunch) and musician, born in Los Angeles, California
1978 – Irene Skliva, Greek model (Miss World 1996), born in Athens, Greece

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Famous Deaths

1229 – Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies
1617 – John Napier, Scottish mathematician and inventor (logarithms), dies from effects of gout at 67
1996 – Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist, dies at 97
2007 – Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (b. 1927)
2011 – Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
2016 – Carlo Mastrangelo, Italian-American rocker (Dion and The Belmonts), dies of cancer at 78

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