Today in History for 13th September 2019

Historical Events

1881 – America Lewis Howard Latimer invents and patents electric lamp with a carbon filament
1900 – Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.
1954 – Reds Ted Kluszewski scores a run in record 17 consecutive games
1964 – 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council opens in Rome
1971 – 11 guards and 31 prisoners die in take over at Attica State Prison
1987 – Tampa Bay quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with 5 touchdown passes in the Buccaneers 48-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons

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Famous Birthdays

1814 – Nicolas Beets [Hildebrand], Dutch writer (Camera Obscura) and theologian, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1903)
1858 – Catherinus Elling, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1942)
1894 – J. B. Priestly, English novelist and scriptwriter (The Good Companions, An Inspector Calls), born in Bradford, United Kingdom
1945 – Noël Godin, Belgian writer and humorist, born in Liège, Belgium
1975 – Akihiro Asai, Japanese racing driver, born in Tokyo, Japan
1979 – Ivan Miljković, Serbian volleyball player, born in Niška Banja, Serbia

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Famous Deaths

1806 – Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
1848 – María Isabella of Spain, Queen of the Two Sicilies (1825-30), dies at 59
1959 – Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
1976 – Albert Tessier, French Canadian priest, historian and filmmaker (b. 1895)
1977 – Arthur Fagg, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1936-39/umpire), dies
2017 – Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), dies of a heart attack at 80

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