Today in History for 9th February 2024

Historical Events

1922 – Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
1935 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
1953 – WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
1960 – AFL and NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
1990 – Namibia’s constitution ratified
2006 – 56th Berlin International Film Festival: “Grbavica” wins the Golden Bear

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Famous Birthdays

1909 – Carmen Miranda, Portuguese vocalist and actress (Copacabana; Date With Judy), born in Marco de Canavezes, Portugal (d. 1955)
1914 – Ralph Herman, American Emmy Award-winning composer (From the Scriptures; Circus Time), orchestra leader, and music director (ABC-TV, 1952-71), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
1927 – Joe Maneri, American jazz composer, saxophone and clarinet player (Boston Microtonal Society), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 2009)
1954 – Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
1971 РJohan Mjällby, Swedish footballer
1997 – Catie Waters, American jazz and RandB singer-songwriter, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Famous Deaths

1875 – Cecil De Vere, 1st official British chess champion (1866), dies at 28
1964 – Willie Bryant, American jazz singer, bandleader, and disc jockey (Sugar Hill Times), dies of a heart attack at 55
2000 – Beau Jack, American boxer (NYSAC world lightweight champion 1942-44), dies of complications from Parkinson’s disease at 78
2001 – Herbert A. Simon, American political scientist (Nobel Prize in Economics, 1978; Turing Award, 1975), dies at 84
2001 – Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
2009 – Vic Lewis, British jazz guitarist, bandleader, composer, and artist manager (NEMS), and cricket club owner, dies at 89

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