Today in History for 10th January 2020

Historical Events

1920 – Silver reaches record $1.37 an ounce
1928 – Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky
1932 – “Mickey Mouse” and “Silly Symphony” comics syndicated
1964 – “Introducing the Beatles” released 1st Beatles album released in the US
1973 – For the first time graduates studying from home with ‘the Open University’ receive their degrees
1996 – Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners

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Famous Birthdays

1916 – Bob Hamilton, American golfer (PGA C’ship 1944), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1990)
1916 – Sune Bergström, Swedish biochemist and Nobel laureate, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2004)
1937 – Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
1955 – Luci Martin, American vocalist (Chic), born in the Bronx, New York
1956 – Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer (Royal Spanish Academy), born in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain
1974 – Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor and musician (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton, New Zealand

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Famous Deaths

1542 – Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
1698 – Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont, French ecclesiastical historian, dies at 60
1883 – Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
1997 – Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
2000 – Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), dies at 98
2017 – Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63

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