Today in History for 7th March 2019

Historical Events

1774 – British close port of Boston to all commerce
1881 – Southern University opens in New Orleans
1940 – Montreal Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
1955 – 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas and Loretta Young win
1963 – John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman recorded their self-titled album “John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman” at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
1982 – NCAA Tournament Selection televised live for 1st time

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Famous Birthdays

148 – Lucilla, Rome, Roman noblewoman (daughter of Marcus Aurelius and sister of Commodus) (between 148-150 AD), born in Rome
1682 – Johan Willem, Duke of Ripperda, Dutch political adventurer, born in Oldehove, Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1737)
1707 – Stephen Hopkins, American politician and signed Declaration of Independence, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1785)
1944 – Townes Van Zandt, Texas, singer/songwriter (Kathleen, Loretta), (d. 1997)
1953 – Kathleen Sullivan, newscaster (E!), born in Pasadena, California
1959 – Donna Murphy, American actress

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Famous Deaths

203 – Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian martyrs (perhaps after 209)
1111 – Bohemund I of Tarente, French ruler of Antioch, dies
1761 – Antonio Palella, Italian composer and harpsichordist, dies at 68
1810 – Cuthbert Collingwood, 1st Baron Collingwood, British admiral, dies at 61
1979 – Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
2018 – Jacques Clemens, Dutch Catholic priest, dies at 108

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