Today in History for 15th February 2021

Historical Events

1768 – 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
1950 – Walt Disney’s animated film “Cinderella” premieres in Boston
1950 – WM Inge’s “Come Back, Little Sheba” premieres in NYC
1980 – Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals
2009 – 51st Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins shortened race; called off with 48 laps to go after a severe rainstorm hits the track
2014 – Polish ski jumper Kamil Stoch wins his 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the men’s large hill event; also wins normal hill gold

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Famous Birthdays

1783 – Johann Nepomuk Poissl, Bavarian composer, born in Rattiszell, Bavaria (d. 1865)
1904 – Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
1938 – Lord Justice Ward, British judge
1953 – Derek Conway, British MP
1969 – Josh Marshall, American journalist and blogger (Talking Points Memo), born in St. Louis, Missouri
1969 – Brian Williams, MLB pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros), born in Lancaster, South Carolina

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Famous Deaths

1911 – Theodor Escherich, German pediatrician (b. 1859)
1919 – Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
1939 – Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47
1974 – Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, dies at 86
1988 – Neil R. Jones, American sci-fi writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78
1996 – Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), dies of cancer at 72

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