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Today in History for 22nd February 2023

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Feb 22, 2023, 3:54:22 AM2/22/23
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Historical Events

1888 - "Father of American Golf" John Reid first demonstrates golf on a Yonkers cow pasture to friends

1915 - Germany begins "unrestricted" submarine war

1932 - Purple Heart (the Badge of Military Merit) award reinstituted

1941 - Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres

1972 - US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing

1973 - US and China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing and Washington, D.C.

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Famous Birthdays

1773 - Matthijs Ignatius van Bree, Belgian painter of historical subjects, born in Antwerp (d. 1839)

1822 - Adolf Kussmaul, German physician (stomach pump, Kuszmaul disease), born in Graben (d. 1902)

1918 - Sid Abel, Canadian NHL hockey player (1948-49 Hart Trophy), born in Melville, Saskatchewan (d. 2000)

1926 - (Alan) "Bud" Yorkin, American film and television producer and director (Divorce American Style; All in the Family; Sanford And Son), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)

1939 - George Haslam, British avant-garde jazz baritone saxophonist, and tárogató player, born in Preston, Lancashire, England

1969 - Thomas Jane, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland

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Famous Deaths

1897 - Charles Blondin, French acrobat and tight rope walker, dies at 72

1921 - Salim Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1864)

1968 - Omer CFL Tulippe, Belgian geographer, dies at 71

1976 - Florence Ballard, American pop and RandB singer (The Supremes, 1959-67 - "Buttered Popcorn"; "Where Did Our Love Go"), dies of a heart attack at 32

1996 - Helmut Schoen, Germany football coach (manager of West Germany (1964-1978, 1974 World Cup), dies at 80

1997 - Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers), dies at 68

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