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  • Today in History for 14th August 2020

    Aug 13, 2020

    Historical Events

    1040 - King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as in Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.
    1551 - Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
    1917 - Leeuwen soccer team forms
    1945 - Japanese government notifies the Allies that it had accepted the Potsdam Declaration
    1974 - Turkish army attacks Nicosia Cyprus
    2019 - American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence

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    Famous Birthdays

    1769 - Friedrich Dülon, German flautist and composer, born in Oranienburg (d. 1826)
    1863 - Ernest Thayer, American poet who wrote the famous baseball poem "Casey", born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1940)
    1909 - Len Darling, Australian cricketer (South Australian and Test batsman of 30's), born in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia (d. 1992)
    1927 - Lord Whaddon, CEO (Daltrade and Skorimpex-Rind), born in Sale, Cheshire (d. 2005)
    1962 - Mark Robert Isfeld, Canadian soldier and United Nations peacekeeper, born in Zweibrücken, Germany
    1971 - Adam Timmerman, American NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Cherokee, Iowa

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    Famous Deaths

    1887 - Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, dies of tuberculosis at 38
    1922 - Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
    1958 - Big Bill Broonzy, American blues singer and guitarist (Blues by Broonzy), dies of cancer at 65
    1963 - Clifford Odets, American playwright (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), dies at 57
    1982 - Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), dies at 74
    1984 - Bobo Jenkins [John Pickens Jenkins], American blues singer-songwriter (Democrat Blues), dies at 68

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