Today in History for 1st December 2018

Historical Events

1941 – US Civil Air Patrol (CAP) organizes
1945 – CFL Grey Cup, Varsity Stadium, Toronto: Toronto Argonauts win their 6th title with a 35-0 shutout of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1948 – Piet Roozenburg becomes world champion checker player
1953 – WAIM (now WAXA) TV channel 40 in Anderson, SC (IND) 1st broadcast
1981 – Yugoslavian charter flight crashes into Mont San-Pietro in Corsica, 180 killed
2012 – 21st SEC Championship Game: #2 Alabama beats #3 Georgia, 32-28

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Famous Birthdays

1832 – Archibald Gracie Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
1917 – Marty Marion, baseball player (NL MVP 1944)
1919 – Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
1929 – Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1991)
1940 – Matthias Habich, actor (Straight to the Heart, A Corps Perdu)
1966 – Matthew Laborteaux, actor (Killing Stone, Deadly Friend)

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Famous Deaths

1530 – Margaretha of Austria, governess of the Netherlands, dies at 51
1700 – Willem ten Rhijne, Dutch physician in Batavia, dies at about 53
1928 – José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
1941 – Horace Chapman, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa, 39 runs, 1 wkt), dies
1986 – [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and RandB singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
2004 – Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (b. 1911)

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