Historic Anniversaries this Week
Teacher Training Day
22nd March 2019

Historical Anniversaries this Week

November 22

Events (150 years ago today): 1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.

Births (500 years ago today): 1519Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, German humanist and physician (d. 1585)

Births (200 years ago today): 1819George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Byron Houston, American basketball player

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1819John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)

November 23

Births (300 years ago today): 1719Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Valdemar Poulsen, Danish engineer (d. 1942)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Olivier Beretta, Monégasque race car driver

Deaths (250 years ago today): 1769Constantine Mavrocordatos, Greek prince (b. 1711)

November 24

Events (50 years ago today): 1969Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon.

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Óscar Carmona, Portuguese field marshal and politician, 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919David Kossoff, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2005)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969David Adeang, Nauruan lawyer and politician

November 25

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Ben Lindsey, American lawyer and judge (d. 1934)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Norman Tokar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1979)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Kim Ofstad, Norwegian drummer and composer

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 26

Births (150 years ago today): 1869Maud of Wales (d. 1938)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish soldier and politician, 6th President of the Republic of Poland (d. 2010)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Shawn Kemp, American basketball player

Deaths (300 years ago today): 1719John Hudson, English librarian and scholar (b. 1662)

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Felipe Ángeles, Mexican general (b. 1868)

November 27

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Ruth George, English politician

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1819Gustavus Conyngham, Irish-born American merchant sea captain, an officer in the Continental Navy and a privateer.

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919Manuel Espinosa Batista, Panamanian pharmacist and politician (b. 1857)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1969May Gibbs, English Australian children's author, illustrator, and cartoonist, (b. 1877)

November 28

Events (100 years ago today): 1919Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)

Births (100 years ago today): 1919Keith Miller, Australian cricketer, footballer, and pilot (d. 2004)

Births (50 years ago today): 1969Nick Knight, English cricketer and sportscaster


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