Today in History for 25th February 2021

Historical Events

1358 – Dalmatie flees Venice
1911 – Victor Herbert’s opera “Natoma” premieres at Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1924 – Marie Boyd scores 156 points in Maryland HS basketball game (163-3)
1986 – Thousands of Egyptian military police riot, destroy 2 luxury hotel
1998 – Switzerland’s 1st legal brothel opens in Zurich
2018 – Norwegian cross-country skier Marit Bjørgen wins gold in women’s 30k at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; brings her total Games medal haul to 15, most won by any athlete in Winter Games history

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Famous Birthdays

1890 – Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
1901 – Federico Ghisi, composer
1907 – Mary Coyle Chase, playwright (Harvey-Pulitzer Prize)
1918 – Rena Kyriakou, Greek pianist (d. 1994)
1944 – Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
1973 – Julio José Iglesias, Spanish singer

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Famous Deaths

1719 – Giovanni Maria Casini, Italian composer, dies at 66
1919 – Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
1978 – Daniel “Chappie” James Jr, retired Air Force general, dies at 58
1992 – John E Allen Jr, actor (1 2 3), dies
1993 – Jan D Boeke, Dutch organist/conductor, dies
2013 – C Everett Koop, American pediatric surgeon, health administrator and 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), dies at 96

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