Today in History for 17th April 2014

Historical Events

1941 - Office of Price Administration forms (handled rationing)
1941 - British troop land in Iraq/Yugoslavia; surrender to nazis
1951 - NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4
1969 - The Band (formerly The Hawks), perform their 1st concert
1983 - Grete Waltz runs female world record marathon (2:25:29)
1993 - Police officers found guilty of violating Rodney Kings civil rights

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Famous Birthdays

1622 - Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans)
1870 - Ray Stannard Baker, US, journalist (Puliter Prize 1940)
1877 - Matsudaira Tsuneo, Japanese diplomat (d. 1949)
1884 - Leo Frank, American convict (d. 1915)
1910 - Ivan Goff, Australian screenwriter (d. 1999)
1964 - Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)

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Famous Deaths

485 - Proclus, Greek mathematician, dies in Athens [or Apr 14]
1892 - Alexander Mackenzie, 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1822)
1930 - Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
1967 - Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
2008 - Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (b. 1913)
2012 - Dimitris Mitropanos, Greek singer, dies from a heart attack at 64

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