Today In History

March 28, 2017

Historical Events

1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
1902 – 27.9 cm precipitation at McMinnville, Tennessee (state record)
1917 – Puccini’s “La Rondine” premieres in Monte Carlo
1941 – Sea battle at Cape Matapan: British fleet under Cunningham defeats Italy
1942 – British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
1953 – US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins

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Famous Birthdays

1613 – Xiaozhuangwen Grand Empress Dowager, Empress of Manchu (d. 1688)
1929 – Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
1930 – Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer
1945 – Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
1959 – Petra Delhees, Jauch Switzertand, tennis star
1979 – Park Chae-rim, South Korean actress

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Famous Deaths

1944 – Chayyim Most, Rabbi/Maggid of Kovono, killed by nazis
1962 – Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
1994 – Albert Goldman, US rock biographer (Lives of John Lennon, Elvis), dies at 66
1996 – Edith Fowke, folklorist, dies at 82
2013 – Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
2016 – Peggy Fortnum, British Illustrator (first to draw Paddington Bear), dies at 96

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