Today in History for 7th January 2020

Historical Events

1842 – Gioacchino Rossini’s cantata “Stabat Mater” premieres in Paris
1868 – Mississippi constitutional convention meets in Jackson
1903 – Vincent d’Indy’s opera “L’etranger” premieres in Brussells
1940 – Winter War: The Finish 9th Division defeats the Soviet forces on the Raate-Suomussalmi road despite being significantly outnumbered
1993 – Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica
2003 – “In Da Club” single is released by 50 Cent (MTV Video Music Award Best Rap Video and Best New Artist 2003, Billboard Song of the Year 2003)

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Famous Birthdays

1612 – Paul de La Pierre, composer
1718 – Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)
1892 – Rudolf Moser, composer
1910 – Alain JG de Rothschild, French banker/baron
1929 – Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California
1967 – Mark Lamarr, British comedian and broadcaster, born in Swindon, United Kingdom

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Famous Deaths

1943 – Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86
1957 – Al White, choreographer (NBC Comedy Hour), dies
1964 – Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
1970 – Robert [Harriot] Barrat, American actor (Bad Lands, Go West, Distant Drums), dies at 80
1992 – Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
2015 – Rod Taylor, Australian actor (Time Machine, The Birds), dies at 84

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