Today in History for 13th November 2019

Historical Events

1854 – “New Era” sinks off New Jersey coast with loss of 300
1909 – 259 miners die in a fire at St Paul Mine at Cherry, Illinois
1916 – Prime Minister of Australia Billy Hughes is expelled from the Labor Party over his support for conscription
1965 – “Yarmouth Castle” burns and sinks off Bahamas, killing 89
1995 – “GoldenEye”, 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released
2000 – The Beatles release their compilation album “1” (2001 Billboard Album of the Year)

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Famous Birthdays

1792 – Edward John Trelawny, English traveler and author (Adv of Younger Son), born in London (d. 1881)
1804 – Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
1935 – George Carey, Archbishop of Canterbury, born in The East End, Co. London
1952 – Art Malik, Pakistani-born English actor
1967 – Jimmy Kimmel, American TV host and producer (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), born in Brooklyn, New York
1971 – John Francis Zingg, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths

1877 – Pietro Antonio Coppola, Italian composer, dies at 83
1896 – Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, dies at 50
1939 – Lois Weber, American film director who became the first woman to direct a full feature-length film (The Merchant of Venice) and the first to own her own studio, dies of a stomach ulcer at 60
1958 – Bart van der Leck, Dutch painter (Style), dies at 81
1979 – Dimitris Psathas, Greek playwright (b. 1907)
1997 – André Boucourechliev, French composer (b. 1925)

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