Today in History for 11th October 2019

Historical Events

1521 – Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England “Defender of the Faith”
1863 – Skirmish at Rheatown/Henderson’s Mill, Tennessee
1913 – Philadelphia A’s beat NY Giants, 4 games to 1 in 10th World Series
1961 – USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 66,100m
1973 – Héctor José Cámpora is elected President of Argentina
1981 – Yanks beat Brewers 7-3 and win only Eastern Championship Series

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Famous Birthdays

1820 – Alfred Washington Ellet, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1895)
1925 – Elmore Leonard, American writer (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2013)
1937 – Georgi Vladimirovich Machinski, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
1939 – Franklin Sonn, South African union leader (South African workers), born in Vosburg, South Africa
1944 – Mike Fiore, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York
1972 – Cherokee Parks, American NBA center (Dallas Mavericks, Minn Timberwolves), born in Huntington Beach, California

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Famous Deaths

965 – Bruno I, archbishop of Cologne/duke of Lutheran, dies at about 40
1705 – Guillaume Amontons, French physicist, dies at 42
1993 – Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, dies at 66
1996 – Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, dies at 80
2003 – Franklyn Perring, English botanist (co-author of Atlas of the British Flora, 1962), dies of cancer at 76
2008 – Jörg Haider, Austrian far-right politician (b. 1950)

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