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Today in History for 31st December 2022

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Historical Events

1917 - Dutch Social-democratic trade union NVV counts 159,450 members
1962 - Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs
1972 - Leap second day; also in 1973-79, 1987
1978 - "Magic Show" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 1859 performances
1995 - "Having Our Say" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 308 performances
1998 - US movie box office hits record $6.24 billion for year

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Famous Birthdays

1714 - Yoriyuki Arima, Japanese mathematician (approximated the value of pi and its square, pi^2), born in Kurume, Kyūshū, Japan (d. 1783)
1885 - Princess Victoria Adelaide of Schleswig-Holstein, born in Province of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1970)
1894 - Ernest John Moeran, English composer, born in London Borough of Hounslow, United Kingdom (d. 1950)
1904 - Chuck Gardiner, Canadian NHL goalie (Vezina winner), born in Edinburgh, United Kingdom (d. 1934)
1937 - Nicolas Born, German writer, born in Duisburg (d. 1979)
1966 - Paula Barbieri, American model and actress (Dangerous), born in Panama City, Florida

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Famous Deaths

192 - Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31
1950 - Charles Koechlin, French composer (The Jungle Book), dies at 83
1980 - Arthur Wellard, English cricket all-rounder (2 Tests, 7 wickets, BB 4/81; Somerset CCC), dies at 78
1991 - Georges Poulet, French-Belgian critic (Temps Humain), dies at 89
1996 - Philip Manson-Bahr, English zoologist and specialist in tropical medicine, dies at 85
1997 - Floyd Cramer, American Country Music Hall of Fame pianist ("Last Date"; "On the Rebound"), dies of cancer at 64

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