Today in History for 1st May 2022


Historical Events

1394 – Ekiho exorcised the Zen temple and its surroundings of an old badger
1900 – Premature blast collapses mine tunnel killing 200 at Scofield, Utah
1926 – Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Satchel Paige (19) debuts in the Negro Southern League for Chattanooga
1939 – Pulitzer Prize awarded to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Yearling)
1993 – Bomb attack on Sri Lankan president (26 die)
2010 – Canadian singer Bryan Adams is given the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for his 30 years of contributions to the arts

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Famous Birthdays

1900 – Ignazio Silone, Italian novelist (Fontamara, Pane e vino), born in Pescina, Italy (d. 1978)
1924 – Dennis Main-Wilson, British TV and radio producer (Marty, Till Death Us Do Part), born in Dulwich, London (d. 1997)
1927 – Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
1937 – Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), born in Skellefteå (d. 2018)
1939 – Judy Collins, singer (Send in the Clowns, Clouds), born in Seattle, Washington
1982 – Jamie Dornan, Irish actor (Fifty Shades of Grey), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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Famous Deaths

1572 – Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri], Italian Pope (1566-72) who excommunicated Elizabeth I of England and arranged the formation of the Holy League (Battle of Lepanto), dies at 68
1772 – Gottfried Achenwall, German lawyer/statistics/economist, dies at 52
1913 – John Barclay Armstrong, Texas Ranger and U.S. Marshal (b. 1850)
1957 – Grant Mitchell, American actor (Great Lie, Laura, Cairo, Conflict), dies at 82
2017 – Sam Mele, American MLB outfielder/manager (Minnesota Twins record 102 wins 1965), dies at 95
2021 – Olympia Dukakis, Greek-American stage and screen, Obie, Oscar, and Golden Globe award-winning actress (Man Equals Man; Moonstruck; Steel Magnolias), dies at 89

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