Today in History for 16th February 2023

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Historical Events

1512 - Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen

1559 - Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy

1916 - The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania

1931 - Extreme right wing politician Pehr Evind Svinhufvud becomes President of Finland

1952 - Ian Craig makes NSW cricket debut aged 16 years 249 days (NSW record)

2016 - Former French President Nicholas Sarkozy is placed under investigation for campaign funds

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Famous Birthdays

1868 - Wilhelm Schmidt, German anthropologist and linguist (Anthropos), born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1954)

1900 - Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), born in Louisiana (d. 1971)

1934 - Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)

1945 - Julio Morales, Uruguayan soccer striker (24 caps; Racing Montevideo, Nacional, Austria Wien), born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2022)

1971 - Marco Sas, Dutch soccer player (NAC)

1980 - Agim Kaba, American actor and film producer

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Famous Deaths

1823 - Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, French Romantic painter and draughtsman - allegorical paintings and portraits, dies at 64

1907 - Giosuè Carducci, Italian writer and Nobel Prize Laureate 1906 regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy, dies at 71

1932 - Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)

1944 - Edmund von Borck, German composer, dies fighting in Italy in WWII at 37

1966 - Hendrik Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer and political leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81

1987 - Dmitri Kabalevsky, Russian pianist and composer (In the Fire), dies at 82

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