Today in History for 9th December 2019

Historical Events

1425 – Pope Martinus V forms University of Leuven
1824 – Battle of Ayacucho (Candorcangui), Peru defeats Spain
1900 – President Paul Kruger of South Africa’s Transvaal and Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands have a triumphant procession
1939 – CFL Grey Cup, Landsdowne Park, Ottawa: Winnipeg Blue Bombers claim 2nd title; defeat Ottawa Rough Riders, 8-7
1949 – NFL merges Cleveland Browns, SF ’49ers and Balt Colts from AAFC
2002 – “Star Trek: Nemesis” film directed by Stuart Baird and starring Patrick Stewart and Jonathan Frakes premieres

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician, born in Irkutsk, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
1887 – Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian, born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1958)
1920 – Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, Italian President (1999-2006) and Prime Minister (1993-94), born in Livorno (d. 2016)
1932 – Jessie “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” Hill, jazz musician
1932 – Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
1963 – Barry Wilburn, NFL full safety (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Famous Deaths

1964 – Edith Sitwell, English poet and author (Wheels), dies at 77
1992 – Vincent Gardenia, Italian-American actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Moonstruck, Little Shop of Horrors), dies of a heart attack at 71
2006 – Freddie Marsden, English rock drummer (Gerry and the Pacemakers), dies at 66
2010 – Dov Shilansky, Israeli politician (b. 1924)
2012 – Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), dies at 91
2018 – Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize for Physics 2002 for X-ray astronomy, dies at 87

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