Today in History for 10th October 2019

Historical Events

1937 – NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 1 in 34th World Series
1957 – US President Eisenhower apologizes to the finance minister of Ghana, Komla Agbeli Gbdemah, after he is refused service in a restaurant in Dover, Delaware
1960 – “Laughs and Other Events” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 8 performances
1971 – Rain washes out Game 2, 1st World Series postponement since 1962
1980 – 4,500 die when a pair of earthquakes strikes NW Algeria
1987 – Garfield Park Nature Center opens, latest in Cleveland Metroparks

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Famous Birthdays

1684 – Jean-Antoine Watteau, French Rococo painter (fêtes galantes), born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1721)
1713 – Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician and composer, born in Buttelstedt, Germany (d. 1780)
1829 – Dandridge McRae, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Baldwin County, Alabama (d. 1899)
1925 – Ivan Sviták, Czech philosopher and poet, born in Hranice na Moravě, Czechoslovakia (d. 1994)
1946 – John Prine, American country singer (Hello in There), born in Maywood, Illinois
1970 – Matthew Pinsent, English rower (4 Olympic gold medals), born in Holt, Norfolk, England

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Famous Deaths

1708 – David Gregory, Scottish astronomer (b. 1659)
1745 – Jacobus Nozeman, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 52
1975 – Lillian Walker, American silent era actress, dies at 88
1978 – Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
2001 – Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, dies at 90
2009 – Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)

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