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Events in History

Five random people born on this day...

  • Antao D'Souza, cricketer, Pakistani pace bowler in six Tests 1959-62 (1939)
  • Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist, Zerrissene Orpheus (1911)
  • Robert Maynard Hutchins, U.S., educator/civil libertarian (1899)
  • Anton G van Hamel, founder, Roman Philology in Netherlands (1842)
  • James Madison Randolph, Jefferson's grandson, 1st born in White House (1806)

Five random people who died on this day...

  • Gideon Scheepers, South Africa Boer leader, executed (1902)
  • Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer, dies at 74 (1891)
  • Walter O "Spike" Briggs, owner (Det Tigers), dies at 74 (1952)
  • Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54 (1996)
  • Allan G Odell, Ad exec (Burma Shave), dies at 90 (1994)

Five random things that happened on this day...

  • Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater" (1929)
  • Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title (1986)
  • Raymond Poincare elected president of France (1913)
  • Brits beat Mahdists at Battle of Abu Klea in Sudan (1885)
  • Operation Desert Storm begins - U.S. led allies vs Iraq (1991)

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