Today in History for 7th March 2022

Historical Events

1857 – Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs
1872 – -8°F (-22°C) in Boston, Massachusetts
1900 – Battle at Poplar Grove South Africa, President Kruger flees
1967 – Clark Gesner’s musical “You’re a Good Man” premieres in NYC
1974 – “USS Monitor”, Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
1977 – Ali Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party wins elections

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Jan Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer
1924 – Kobo Abe, playwright (Woman, the Dunes), born in Tokyo, Japan
1953 – Kenny Aronoff, American drummer (John Mellencamp), born in Albany, New York
1955 – Tommy Kramer, American football player, born in San Antonio, Texas
1960 – Joe Carter, American MLB outfielder (MLB All-Star 1991–94, 96; World Series 1992, 93; Silver Slugger Award 1991, 92; Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1969 – Matt Blundin, American quarterback (KC Chiefs, Detroit Lions), born in Darby, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

203 – Perpetua and Felicitas, Christian martyrs (perhaps after 209)
1959 – Ichirō Hatoyama, Japanese politician, Prime Minister (1954-56), dies at 76
1973 – Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
1979 – Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
2013 – Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies of pneumonia at 82
2018 – Reynaldo Bignone, Argentine politician and human rights violator, 41st President (1982–1983), dies of a hip fracture and heart failure at 90

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