20 Mar

Today in History

1931 : Hal Linden, [Harold Lipshitz], actor (Barney Miller, Blacke's Magic)
1928 : Jerome Cousins Biffle, long jumper (Olympic gold 1952), born in Denver, Colorado
1905 : Jean Galia, French rugby footballer (d. 1949)
1634 : Balthasar Bekker, Frisian theologist (Examiner of Comets)
1855 : Joseph Aspdin, English mason and inventor (b. 1788)
1793 : William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, Scottish judge and politician (b. 1705)
1757 : Johann Paul Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
1351 : Mohammed ibn-Tughluq, sultan of Delhi India, dies
1923 : Bavarian minister of interior refuses to forbid Nazi Sturm Abteilung
1888 : The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
1800 : Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks,...
1800 : French army defeats Turks at Helipolis and advance to Cairo


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