Today in History for 11th December 2018

Historical Events

1909 – Canadian Football exhibition game played in Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, Hamilton Tigers beat Ottawa Rough Riders, 11-6 before 15,000
1934 – 1935 All-Star Game is assigned to Cleveland
1940 – Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault
1948 – WMC TV channel 5 in Memphis, Tennessee (NBC) begins broadcasting
1961 – “Please, Mr. Postman” by Marvelettes released
1992 – Nor’easter storm hits NY, doing $ Billion worth of damage

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Famous Birthdays

1676 – Johann Georg Weichenberger, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1740)
1917 – Dámaso Pérez Prado, Cuban bandleader and musician, born in Matanzas, Cuba (d. 1989)
1919 – Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
1927 – John Buscema, American comics artist (d. 2002)
1966 – Gary Dourdan, American actor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 – Hailee Steinfeld, American actress and singer (True Grit, Pitch Perfect), born in Los Angeles, California

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Famous Deaths

1840 – Emperor Kokaku of Japan (b. 1771)
1942 – Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43
1955 – Franz Adolf Syberg, Danish composer, dies at 51
1968 – Nadine Riga, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 59
2000 – David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
2008 – Bettie Page, American pinup model considered the ‘Queen of Pinups’ and the ‘Dark Angel’, dies at 85

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