Today in History for 5th May 2021

Historical Events

1640 – English Short Parliament rises
1956 – World championships of judo are 1st held in Tokyo
1966 – Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner’s Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
1969 – Pulitzer prize awarded to Norman Mailer (Armies of the Night)
1978 – Cincinnati Red Pete Rose becomes 14th player to get 3,000 hits
1987 – Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East

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Famous Birthdays

1854 – Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, born in Pula, Austria-Hungary (d. 1929)
1932 – Will Hutchins, American actor (Sugarfoot, Hey Landlord), born in Atwater, California
1955 – Robert Feld, National Scrabble Champion (1990), born in Nashville, Tennessee
1976 – Sage Stallone, American actor (Rocky V) and the eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, born in Los Angeles, California
1981 – Danielle Christine Fishel, American actress (Topanga-Boy Meets World), born in Mesa, Arizona
1985 – Terrence Wheatley, American football player (New England Patriots), born in Walnut Creek, California

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Famous Deaths

1672 – Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
1859 – Peter G L Dirichlet, German mathematician, dies at 53
1892 – Jan Nepomuk ┼ákroup, Czech composer, dies at 80
1892 – August Wilhelm von Hofmann, German chemist (b. 1818)
1988 – Tamara Pos, Suriname/Dutch activist
1989 – Frank Easton, cricket wicket-keeper (NSW 1933-39), dies

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