Today in History for 10th February 2019

Historical Events

60 – St Paul thought to have been shipwrecked at Malta
1549 – Tomé de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil
1966 – “Valley of the Dolls” by Jacqueline Susann is published by Bernard Geis Associates in the US – sold over 31 million copies
1968 – “Spooky” by Classics IV hits #3
1991 – Lithuania votes for independence from USSR
2007 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 31-28; MVP: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals, QB

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Idwal Pugh, British ombudsman
1937 – Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic 2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
1957 – Debbie Brinkley, Tasmania, golfer (1990 T25 Victorian Open)
1964 – Mir Aimal Kansi, Pakistani perpretrator of the 1993 shootings at CIA Headquarters, born in Quetta, Pakistan (d. 2002)
1964 – Francesca Neri, Italian actress (Ages of Lulu), born in Trento, Italy
1965 – Marjolein Macrander, Dutch actress (Drowned), born in Zutphen, Netherlands

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Famous Deaths

1783 – James Nares, composer, dies at 67
1822 – Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen and Governor of the Austrian Netherlands, dies at 83
1868 – David Brewster, Scottish physicist and inventor (kaleidoscope), dies at 86
1906 – Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman (E.B. Eddy Company) and politician, dies at 78
1960 – Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
2006 – J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)

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