Today in History for 10th December 2019

Historical Events

1896 – Alfred Jarry’s “Ubu Roi” premieres in Paris
1939 – KNVB celebrates 50th anniversary
1954 – Philadelphia Phillies purchase Connie Mack Stadium
1972 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 – Piet Dankert appointed as chairman of European Parliament
1981 – -13] El Salvador army kills 900

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Famous Birthdays

1880 – Fred Immler, German actor (Zapata’s Gang, Madame DuBarry), born in Germany (d. 1965)
1889 – Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1965)
1943 – Jessica Cleaves, American singer and songwriter (The Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2014)
1952 – Susan Dey, American actress (1st Love, Partridge Family, LA Law), born in Pekin, Illinois
1974 – Meg White, American drummer (The White Stripes), born in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan
1987 – Gonzalo Higuaín, French-born Argentine footballer

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Famous Deaths

1508 – René II, Duke of Lorraine, dies at 57
1749 – Gabrielle Chôtelet [La belle Emilie], French writer (Voltaire), dies at 42
1805 – Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer, dies at 43
1833 – Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain, composer, dies at 79
1953 – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, British-Indian Islamic scholar and translator (translated Qu’ran into English), dies at 81
2006 – Jack Williamson, American sci-fi author (Cometeers), dies at 98

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