Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

February 26

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Mark Carroll, Australian rugby player

February 27

Events (400 years ago today): 1617 - Sweden and Russia sign the Treaty of Stolbovo, ending the Ingrian War and shutting Russia out of the Baltic Sea.

Births (350 years ago today): 1667 - Ludwika Karolina Radziwi??, Prussian-Lithuanian wife of Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine (d. 1695)

Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, French lawyer and politician, 24th Prime Minister of France (d. 1855)

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Irving Fisher, American economist and statistician (d. 1947)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - John Connally, American lieutenant and politician, 61st United States Secretary of Treasury (d. 1993)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Danut Lupu, Romanian footballer

Deaths (850 years ago today): 1167 - Robert of Melun, English theologian and bishop

Commemorations:
Dominican Republic National Day

February 28

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - Seventy years of Holy See-United States relations are ended by a Congressional ban on federal funding of diplomatic envoys to the Vatican and are not restored until January 10, 1984.

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Ernesto Alonso, Mexican actor, director, and producer (d. 2007)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Colin Cooper, English footballer and manager

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - Henry Luce, Chinese-American publisher, co-founded Time Magazine (b. 1898)

March 1

Events (1700 years ago today): 317 - Crispus and Constantine II, sons of Roman Emperor Constantine I, and Licinius Iunior, son of Emperor Licinius, are made Caesares.

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital.

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The U.S. government releases the unencrypted text of the Zimmermann Telegram to the public.

Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - Giovanni Duprč, Italian sculptor and educator (d. 1882)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Robert Lowell, American poet and academic (d. 1977)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - George Eads, American actor

Commemorations:
Bosnia And Herzegovina National Day

March 2

Events (300 years ago today): 1717 - The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act.

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship.

Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - János Arany, Hungarian journalist and poet (d. 1882)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor, singer, and producer (d. 1986)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - José Martínez Ruiz, Spanish author and critic (b. 1873)

Commemorations:
Morocco National Day

March 3

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Sameera Moussa, Egyptian physicist and academic (d. 1952)

Commemorations:
International Day for Ear and Hearing
Bulgaria National Day

March 4

Events (100 years ago today): 1917 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives.

Births (200 years ago today): 1817 - Edwards Pierrepont, American lawyer and politician, 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Jacob L. Beilhart, American activist, founded the Spirit Fruit Society (d. 1908)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Clyde McCullough, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1982)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer and coach

 


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