Today in History for 29th December 2019

Historical Events

1782 – 1st nautical almanac in US published by Samuel Stearns, Boston
1848 – Gas lights 1st installed at White House (Polk’s administration)
1920 – Yugoslav government bans communist party
1955 – NHL officials wear new vertically striped black-and-white sweaters for the first time in Montreal Canadiens’ 5-2 win over Toronto Maple Leafs
1968 – NFL Championship, Cleveland Municipal Stadium: Baltimore Colts shutout Cleveland Browns, 34-0
2018 – 85th Orange Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #4 Oklahoma, 45-34

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Famous Birthdays

1833 – John James Ingalls, US politician (Rep-Ks), born in Middleton, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
1866 – Joseph Limburg, Dutch lawyer and politician, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1940)
1917 – Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles (D-1973-93), born in Calvert, Texas (d. 1998)
1953 – Gali Atari, Israeli singer and actress, born in Rehovot, Israel
1959 – Ritsuko Okazaki, Japanese singer-songwriter (Kanashii Jiyū / Koi ga, Kiete Yuku), born in Hashima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan (d. 2004)
1965 – Dexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring), born in Garden Grove, California

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Famous Deaths

1141 – Yue Fei, Chinese general, executed
1847 – William Crotch, English composer, dies at 72
1975 – Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
1996 – Willaim Brown, British TV executive, dies at 67
1996 – Mireille Hartuch, singer/songwriter, dies at 90
1998 – Jean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (b. 1930)

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