Today in History for 6th February 2023

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Historical Events

1760 - Niccolò Piccinni's opera buffa "La buona figliuola" (The Good-Natured Girl) first performed at the Teatro delle Dame, Rome, Italy, with an all-male cast

1855 - British government of Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston forms

1911 - Great fire destroys downtown Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey)

1947 - Compton and Arthur Morris both complete dual tons in same Test Cricket

1979 - Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against Premier Bhutto

2018 - Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo equals world record number of victories for a jockey - 12,844 in Rio de Janeiro

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Famous Birthdays

1673 - Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, German composer, born in Immelborn, Germany (d. 1731)

1868 - Syd Callaway, Australian cricket all-rounder (3 Tests, 6 wickets, BB 5/37, HS 41; NSW CA, Canterbury [NZ]), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1923)

1931 - Mamie Van Doren, American actress, model, singer, and sex symbol (Teacher's Pet, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters), born in Rowena, South Dakota

1957 - Kathy Najimy, American actress and activist (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet), born in San Diego, California

1972 - Mark Labbrook, Australian 200m/400m runner (Olympics 1996), born in Melbourne, Australia

1993 - Tinashe [Kachingwe], American actress and singer (Nightride), born in Lexington, Kentucky

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Famous Deaths

1785 - Iman Willem Falck, Dutch governor of Ceylon (1765-83), dies at 48

1896 - Abraham van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82

1963 - Abd el-Krim [Mohamed ibn Abdelkrim El-Khattabi], Moroccan political and military leader (Republic of the Rif), dies at 85

1966 - Algot Haquinius, Swedish pianist, and composer, dies at 79

2012 - Billy Bean, American jazz guitarist (John Lewis; Herbie Mann; Bud Shank), dies at 79

2015 - André Brink, South African writer (Kennis van die aand - 1st Afrikaans book banned), dies at 79

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