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Today in History

Events (150 years ago today): 1865 - American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks. Union Army led by Philip Sheridan decisively defeated Confederate States Army led by George Pickett, leading to Breakthrough at Petersburg and Appomattox Campaign.

Births (250 years ago today): 1765 - Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)

Births (200 years ago today): 1815 - Otto von Bismarck, German politician, 1st Chancellor of the German Empire (d. 1898)

Births (200 years ago today): 1815 - Edward Clark, American politician, 8th Governor of Texas (d. 1880)

Births (150 years ago today): 1865 - Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)

Births (100 years ago today): 1915 - O. W. Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)

Births (50 years ago today): 1965 - Tomas Alfredson, Swedish actor, director, and screenwriter

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1865 - Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (b. 1797)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1915 - Theodor Altermann, Estonian actor and director (b. 1885)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1965 - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-American businesswoman (b. 1870)

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