Today in History for 4th March 2022

Historical Events

1238 – Battle of the Sit River: Mongol forces of Batu Khan overcome Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal near Yaroslavl in Russia, ending Russian resistance
1790 – France is divided into 83 d├ępartements, which cut across the former provinces in an attempt to dislodge regional loyalties based on noble ownership of land
1934 – Easter Cross on Mt. Davidson (San Francisco) dedicated
1983 – U.S. Public Health Service’s publishes its guidelines for blood donors and AIDS
1995 – Michael Johnson runs world record 400m indoor (44.63 sec)
2013 – 11 children are killed after a bus collides a truck in the Jalandhar district, India

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Famous Birthdays

1819 – Charles Oberthur, German composer and harpist, born in Munich (d. 1895)
1873 – John H. Trumbull, 54th Governor of the U.S. state of Connecticut (d. 1961)
1883 – Maude Fealy, American actor and drama coach (The Ten Commandments), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1971)
1940 – Volodymyr Morozov, Ukrainian flatwater canoer
1945 – Frank Novak, American actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
1984 – Kevin O’Brien, Irish cricket batsman (3 Tests; 142 ODIs; 89 T20I; fastest century ever in ODI World Cup, off 50 balls v England 2011), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Famous Deaths

1303 – Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)
1561 – Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, dies at 41
1583 – Bernard Gilpin, English clergyman, “Apostle of the North” (b. 1517)
1959 – Maxey Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
1995 – Eden Ahbez [George Aberle], American songwriter (“Nature Boy”; “Lonely Island), dies in a car accident at 86
2021 – Mark Pavelich, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’; NY Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, San Jose Sharks), dies at 63

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