Today in History for 6th February 2019

Historical Events

1937 – K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
1956 – Chicago’s Daily Defender, begins publishing
1958 – Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid
1961 – KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1964 – “Rugantino” opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
1981 – “Brady Brides” debuts on NBC TV

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Famous Birthdays

1608 – Antonio Vieira, Portuguese diplomat and preacher, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1697)
1905 – Władysław Gomułka, Polish communist politician, born in Krosno, Poland (d. 1982)
1924 – Billy Wright, English football player, born in Ironbridge, United Kingdom (d. 1994)
1970 – Per Frandsen, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
1975 – Leo Insam, Italian ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998), born in Bolzano, Italy
1976 – Tanja Frieden, Swiss snowboarder, born in Bern, Switzerland

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Famous Deaths

1812 – Carlo Goldoni, writer, dies at 104
1963 – Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
1986 – Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
1992 – Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
1998 – Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
2008 – Dieter Noll, German writer (Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt), dies at 80

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