Historic Anniversaries this Week
Teacher Training Day
22nd March 2019

Historical Anniversaries this Week

January 21

Events (300 years ago today): 1720 – Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm.

Births (200 years ago today): 1820Joseph Wolf, German ornithologist and illustrator (d. 1899)

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Errol Barrow, first Prime Minister of Barbados (d. 1987)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Alen Bok?i?, former Croatian footballer

Deaths (1600 years ago today): 420Yazdegerd I, king of the Sassanid Empire

Deaths (700 years ago today): 1320┴rni Helgason, Icelandic bishop (b. c. 1260)

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1670Claude Duval, French highwayman (b. 1643)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1870Alexander Herzen, Russian philosopher and author (b. 1812)

Martin Luther King Day

January 22

Events (50 years ago today): 1970 – The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.

Births (450 years ago today): 1570Sir Robert Cotton, 1st Baronet, of Connington, English historian and politician, founded the Cotton library (d. 1631)

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Irving Kristol, American journalist, author, and academic, founded The National Interest (d. 2009)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Jason Lowrie, New Zealand rugby league player and coach

Deaths (850 years ago today): 1170Wang Chongyang, Chinese Daoist and co-founder of the Quanzhen School (b. 1113)

January 23

Events (450 years ago today): 1570James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, regent for the infant King James VI of Scotland, is assassinated by firearm, the first recorded instance of such.

Events (150 years ago today): 1870 – In Montana, U.S. cavalrymen kill 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in what becomes known as the Marias Massacre.

Events (100 years ago today): 1920 – The Netherlands refuses to surrender the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany to the Allies.

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Gottfried B÷hm, German architect

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Spyridon Vasdekis, Greek long jumper

Deaths (450 years ago today): 1570James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, Scottish politician (b. 1531)

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1620John Croke, English politician and judge (b. 1553)

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1820Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn (b. 1767)

January 24

Births (350 years ago today): 1670William Congreve, English playwright and poet (d. 1729)

Births (150 years ago today): 1870Herbert Kilpin, English footballer (d. 1916)

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Jimmy Forrest, American saxophonist (d. 1980)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Roberto Bonano, Argentine footballer

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920Amedeo Modigliani, Italian painter and sculptor (b. 1884)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Caresse Crosby, American fashion designer and publisher, co-founded the Black Sun Press (b. 1891)

January 25

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Stephen Chbosky, American author, screenwriter, and director

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1670Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1612)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Jane Bathori, French soprano (b. 1877)

January 26

Events (150 years ago today): 1870Reconstruction Era: Virginia rejoins the Union.

Events (100 years ago today): 1920 – Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer.

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal researcher and author (d. 2009)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Kirk Franklin, American singer-songwriter and producer

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1620Amar Singh I, ruler of Mewar (b. 1559)

Deaths (150 years ago today): 1870Victor de Broglie, French politician, 9th Prime Minister of France (b. 1785)

January 27

Events (200 years ago today): 1820 – A Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev discovers the Antarctic continent, approaching the Antarctic coast.

Births (100 years ago today): 1920Hiroyoshi Nishizawa, Japanese lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)

Births (50 years ago today): 1970Bradley Clyde, Australian rugby league player

Deaths (250 years ago today): 1770Philippe Macquer, French historian (b. 1720)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1970Rocco D'Assunta, Italian actor, comedian and playwright (b. 1904)

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust


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