Today in History for 13th October 2019

Historical Events

1953 – Burglar alarm-ultrasonic or radio waves patented by Samuel Bagno
1967 – First American Basketball Association (ABA) game is played with Oakland Oaks beating Anaheim Amigos, 132-129; red, white and blue ball and 3-point field goal introduced
1971 – 1st World Series night game (Pittsburgh 4-Baltimore 3)
1976 – First electron micrograph of an Ebola viral particle obtained by Dr. F.A. Murphy, working at the C.D.C.
1982 – IOC Executive Committee approves the reinstatement of Jim Thorpe’s gold medals from the 1912 Olympics
1993 – Greek government of Papandreou forms

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Famous Birthdays

1826 – Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
1942 – Jerry Jones, American businessman and owner of the Dallas Cowboys(1989-present), born in Los Angeles, California
1948 – Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
1960 – Joey Belladonna, American heavy metal vocalist (Anthrax-Protest), born in Oswego, New York
1974 – Hawick Lau, Hong Kong Chinese actor (Sealed with a Kiss) and singer, born in Hong Kong
1982 – Ian Thorpe, Australian swimmer (5 Olympic gold medals), born in Sydney, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1605 – Theodore Beza, French Reformed Protestant theologian, dies at 86
1904 – Pavlos Melas, Greek officer who organized and participated in the Greek Struggle for Macedonia (b. 1870)
1953 – Millard Mitchell, Cuban actor (12 O’Clock High, Gunfighter), dies from lung cancer at 50
1996 – Henri Nannen, journalist, dies at 82
2000 – Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), dies at 73
2016 – Dario Fo, Italian playwright and performer (Nobel Prize Literature 1997), dies at 90

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