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Today in History for 29th December 2022

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Historical Events

1566 - Danish student and future astronomer Tycho Brache loses part of his nose in a sword duel over who is the better mathematician (he wore a prosthetic nose the rest of his life)
1926 - Victoria (1107) beat NSW (221 and 230) by an innings 656 runs
1947 - Ship carrying Jewish immigrants driven away from Palestine
1978 - Spain constitution goes into effect
1997 - Carquest Bowl 8: Georgia Tech beats West Virginia, 35-30
2013 - Chaparrastique volcano erupts in El Salvador

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Famous Birthdays

1859 - Jack Simpson, Scottish golfer (British Open 1884), born in Earlsferry, Fife (d. 1895)
1903 - Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter ("Sugar Blues"; the wah-wah sound), bandleader and co-founder of "Down Beat" magazine, born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1990)
1950 - Géza Csapó, Hungarian sprint canoeist (6 x World C'ship gold; Olympic silver K-1 1000m 1976, bronze 1972), born in Szolnok, Hungary (d. 2022)
1955 - Neil "Spyder" Giraldo, American rock guitarist, arranger, and producer (Pat Benatar Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio
1979 - Diego Luna, Mexican actor, born in Toluca, Mexico
1989 - Jane Levy, American actress (Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Deaths

1661 - Antoine Gérard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
1929 - Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
1967 - Paul Whiteman "The King of Jazz", American orchestra leader (Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue"; Fabulous Dorseys), dies at 77
1975 - Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
1995 - Schlomo Joffe, Polish-Israeli folk and classical musician and composer, dies at 86
2008 - Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies at 91

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