Today in History for 12th February 2021

Historical Events

1797 – Joseph Haydn’s song “Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser” (God Save Emperor Francis) premieres in Vienna
1947 – Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands
1982 – Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
1984 – Finnish cross-country skier Marja-Liisa Hämäläinen wins the 5k gold medal at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; 2nd of 3 individual medal sweep, also winning 10k and 20k events
1989 – 5 Pakistani Muslim rioters killed protesting “Satanic Verses” novel
1989 – 50th PGA Seniors’ Championship Men’s Golf, PGA National GC: Larry Mowry wins only career major title; beats Miller Barber and Al Geiberger by 1 stroke

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Famous Birthdays

1218 – Kujo Yoritsune, Japanese shogun (d. 1256)
1804 – Heinrich Lenz, German physicist (d. 1865)
1907 – Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1944 – Desmond Nuttall, English educator
1955 – Chet Lemon [Chester Earl Lemon], American baseball player, born in Jackson, Mississippi
1978 – Gethin Jones, British (Welsh) television presenter, born in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Famous Deaths

1804 – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher (Zum ewigen Frieden), dies at 79
1837 – Ludwig Borne [Loeb Baruch], German-Jewish writer, dies at 50
2003 – Vali Myers, Australian painter, dies at 72
2004 – Robert A. Bruce, American cardiologist and pioneer (exercise cardiology), dies at 87
2011 – Peter Alexander [Ferdinand Maximilian Neumayer], Austrian actor and singer (Who Wants to Sleep?), dies at 84
2017 – Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), dies at 76

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