Today in History for 13th May 2019

Historical Events

1944 – 69th Preakness: Conn McCreary aboard Pensive wins in 1:59.2
1953 – NY Giants Willie Mays and Darryl Spencer each hit 2 HRs and a triple
1967 – NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits career HR #500 off Stu Miller
1970 – Beatles movie “Let it Be” premieres
1979 – “Utter Glory… Morrissey Hall” opens and closes at Mark Hellinger NYC
1983 – Reggie Jackson is 1st major leaguer to strike out 2,000 times

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Famous Birthdays

1776 – Charles Ots, Belgian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1845)
1857 – Ronald Ross, British pathologist (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Almora, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1932)
1937 – Roch Carrier, Canadian novelist (The Hockey Sweater), born in Sainte-Justine, Quebec
1972 – Josh Taves, American football defensive end (New England Patriots), born in Watsonville, California
1974 – Albert Connell, wide receiver (Washington Redskins)
1977 – Sara DeCosta, ice hockey goalie (USA, Olympics 1998)

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Famous Deaths

1381 – John of Chatillon, governor/viceroy of Holland, dies
1866 – Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)
1885 – Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing, author (Lob Lie-by-the-Fire), dies
1996 – John “Jack” Baines, mountaineering publisher, dies at 57
2006 – Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
2009 – Rabbi Meir Brandsdorfer, member of the Rabbinical Court of the Edah HaChareidis, Jerusalem

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