Today in History for 7th May 2022

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Historical Events

1908 – Emperor Franz-Joseph celebrates his golden jubilee with festivities throughout the Austro-Hungarian empire
1965 – WAOW TV channel 9 in Wausau, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting
1980 – Yugoslav President Josip Tito is buried
1982 – Californian federal jury rules NFL violates antitrust laws in preventing Oakland Raiders move to Los Angeles Coliseum
1995 – Twins beat Indians 10-9 in 17 innings, 6 hours and 36 minutes
2003 – Arsenal thrash Southampton, 6-1 at Highbury to start Gunners’ amazing English Premier League record 49-game unbeaten streak; ends 24 October, 2004 with 2-0 defeat at Manchester United

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ’s Church) and resistance fighter against the Nazi regime, born in Halle (Saale), Germany (d. 1956)
1900 – Ralph Truman, British actor (Henry V, Treasure Island, Web of Evidence), born in London, England (d. 1977)
1938 – Johnny Caldwell, Irish flyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 2009)
1959 – Barbara Yung Mei-ling, Hong Kong actress, born in Hong Kong (d. 1985)
1980 – Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
1986 – Mark Furze, Australian actor (Home and Away), born in Orange, New South Wales

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Famous Deaths

1928 – Alexander Spendiaryan, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 56
1950 – Bertha “Chippie” Hill, American blues and vaudeville singer (King Oliver’s Jazz Band), struck and killed by a car in New York City at 45
1968 – Lurleen Wallace, American politician (46th Governor of Alabama, 1967-68), dies at 41
1986 – Gaston Defferre, French Socialist politician, dies at 75
1996 – Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP, dies at 87
2005 – Peter W. Rodino, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1949-89), dies at 95

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