Historic Anniversaries this Week
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Historical Anniversaries this Week

April 29

Events (50 years ago today): 1967 - After refusing induction into the United States Army the previous day, Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

Births (350 years ago today): 1667 - John Arbuthnot, Scottish-English physician and polymath (d. 1735)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Maya Deren, Ukrainian-American director, poet, and photographer (d. 1961)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Marcel Albers, Dutch race car driver (d. 1992)

Deaths (600 years ago today): 1417 - Louis II of Naples (b. 1377)

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1967 - J. B. Lenoir, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1929)

Commemorations:
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

April 30

Events (500 years ago today): 1517 - Evil May Day xenophobic riots in London begin

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Bea Wain, American singer

Commemorations:
International Jazz Day
Netherlands National Day

May 1

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - John Beradino, American baseball player and actor (d. 1996)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Tim McGraw, American singer-songwriter and actor

Commemorations:
International Labour Day
Marshall Islands National Day

May 2

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - Giuseppe Morello, Italian-American mobster (d. 1930)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Albert Castelyns, Belgian water polo player and bobsledder

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Bengt Åkerblom, Swedish ice hockey player (d. 1995)

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1667 - George Wither, English poet and author (b. 1588)

May 3

Events (150 years ago today): 1867 - The Hudson's Bay Company gives up all claims to Vancouver Island.

Births (150 years ago today): 1867 - J. T. Hearne, English cricketer (d. 1944)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Betty Comden, American screenwriter and librettist (d. 2006)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Daniel Anderson Australian rugby league coach and manager

Commemorations:
World Press Freedom Day
Poland National Day

May 4

Births (250 years ago today): 1767 - Tyagaraja, Indian composer (d. 1847)

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Edward T. Cone, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Kate Garraway, English journalist

May 5

Births (100 years ago today): 1917 - Pío Leyva, Cuban singer-songwriter (d. 2006)

Births (50 years ago today): 1967 - Alexis Sinduhije, Burundian journalist and politician

Commemorations:
International Midwives Day

 


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