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Today In History - December 30
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Today in History in 1460 Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI; in 1879 Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” premiered; and in 1963 “Let’s Make a Deal” premiered on NBC-TV.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1460 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Wakefield (Northern England), Duke of York killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for King Henry VI
  • 1703 - Tokyo hit by Earthquake; about 37,000 die
  • 1853 - A dinner party is held inside a life-size model of an Iguanodon (ornithopod dinosaur) created by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins and Sir Richard Owen in south London.
  • 1879 - Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" premieres
  • 1903 - Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history
  • 1922 - Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1922 - Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre
  • 1924 - Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society
  • 1950 - Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia become Independent states in France Union
  • 1963 - "Let's Make A Deal," debuts on NBC-TV

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Famous Birthdays

  • 39 - Titus, Rome, 10th Roman Emperor (79-81), conqueror of Jerusalem
  • 1865 - Rudyard Kipling, Bombay, author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), (d. 1936)
  • 1873 - Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)
  • 1911 - Jeanette Nolan, actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1928 - Bo Diddley, [Ellas Bates], Miss, rock `n' roll pioneer (Bo Diddley)
  • 1928 - Jack Lord, actor (Steve McGarrett-Hawaii 5-0, God's Little Acre), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931 - Skeeter Davis, [Mary Penick], Dry Ridge Ky, singer (End of World)
  • 1932 - John Hillerman, Denison Tx, actor (Magnum PI, Blazing Saddles)
  • 1934 - Russ Tamblyn, actor (Win Place or Steal, Twin Peaks), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934 - Joseph Bologna, American actor
  • 1934 - Del Shannon, American singer (d. 1990)
  • 1935 - Sandy Koufax, Dodger pitcher (Cy Young '63, '65, '66, perfect-1967)
  • 1942 - Michael Nesmith, Houston, rocker (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville)
  • 1945 - Davy Jones, Manchester England, singer (Monkees-Last Train to Clarksville), (d. 2012)
  • 1975 - Eldrick Tont 'Tiger' Woods, Cypress California, golfer (16 Majors and 74 PGA wins)

Famous Weddings

  • 1816 - English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (24) marries 2nd wife writer "Frankenstein" Mary Godwin (19) and daughter of early feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1852 - Future US President Rutherford B. Hayes (30) weds teetotaler and abolitionist Lucy Webb (21)
  • 1857 - Confederate Army John Singleton Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville
  • 1879 - Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis
  • 1896 - Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila
  • 1916 - MLB player Honus Wagner (42) weds Bessie Baine Smith (26) at St John's Church in Carnegie, Pennsylvania
  • 1918 - Gangster Al Capone (19) marries Mae Josephine Coughlin, mother of his child
  • 1941 - Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach
  • 1975 - Director Martin Scorsese (33) weds teacher and author Julia Cameron (27) in Libertyville, Illinois
  • 1984 - Professional wrestling manager Miss Elizabeth (Hulette) & wrestler Macho Man Randy Savage (Poffo) wed
  • 1993 - Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
  • 1996 - "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China
  • 1998 - NBA player Clyde Drexler (36) weds attorney Gaynell Floyd
  • 2004 - Boston Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon (31) weds Michelle Mangan at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida
  • 2006 - Canadian pair figure skaters David Pelletier (31) weds partner Jamie Sale (28) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada
  • 2011 - Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom

Famous Divorces

  • 1955 - Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1946 - Patty Smith Hill, songwriter (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 78
  • 1970 - Sonny Liston, World heavyweight boxing champion (1962-64), dies at 38
  • 1979 - Richard Rodgers, composer (Rogers & Hammerstein), dies at 77
  • 2006 - Deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is hanged in Baghdad at 69

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