Today in History for 6th March 2019

Historical Events

1889 – German firm Bayer patents the medicine aspirin
1924 – British Labour government cuts military budget
1929 – Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
1976 – 23rd ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament: Virginia beats North Carolina, 67-62
1976 – Ice Pairs Championship at Gothenburg won by Rodnina and Zaitsev (Soviet Union)
2015 – NASA’s Dawn space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres

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Famous Birthdays

1710 – Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
1893 – Kathleen Smoothy, housewife (last link to Siege of SIdney Street)
1900 – Robert “Lefty” Grove, baseball pitcher (300 game winner)
1916 – Rochelle Hudson, American actress (Les Misérables, Imitation of Life, That’s My Boy), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
1921 – Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date of birth disputed)
1983 – Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player

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Famous Deaths

1881 – Horatia Nelson, the illegitimate daughter of Emma Hamilton and Horatio Nelson (b. 1801)
1936 – Rubin Goldmark, American composer, dies at 63
1983 – Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
2006 – Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation), dies of lung cancer at 44
2008 – Peter Poreku Cardinal Dery Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Tamale, Ghana
2017 – Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), dies at 84

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