Today in History for 28th February 2023

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Feb 28, 2023, 5:07:08 AMFeb 28
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Historical Events

1784 - John Wesley charters Methodist Church

1933 - Pacifist and anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky arrested, sent to Esterwegen-Papenburg concentration camp

1959 - Chicago Cardinals trade running back Ollie Matson to the LA Rams for an unprecedented 9 players

1981 - Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws

1993 - 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

2005 - Lebanon's pro-Syrian prime minister, Omar Karami, resigns amid large anti-Syria street demonstrations in Beirut.

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Famous Birthdays

1820 - John Tenniel, English cartoonist and illustrator (Punch, Alice in Wonderland), born in London, England (d. 1914)

1865 - Arthur Symons, Welsh poet and critic (co-founder Savoy magazine), born in Milford Haven, Wales (d. 1945)

1957 - Ian Stanley, British rock keyboardist and songwriter (Tears For Fears, 1981-87 - "Shout"; "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"), born in Bath, England

1982 - Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

1986 - Alex Tanas, Canadian pop-reggae drummer (Magic! -"Rude"), born in Toronto, Ontario

1996 - Karsten Warholm, Norwegian athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles WR 45.94 2021; World C'ship gold 2017, 19), born in Ulsteinvik, Møre og Romsdal, Norway

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Famous Deaths

1929 - Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54

1956 - Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)

1963 - Rajendra Prasad, Indian independence activist and 1st President of India (1950-62), dies at 78

1977 - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, American comedian and actor (The Jack Benny Program), dies at 71

1986 - Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86), assassinated at 59 while walking home from the cinema with his wife

1986 - William Dollar, American ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 79

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