Today in History for 14th October 2019

Historical Events

1812 – Work on London’s Regent’s Canal starts.
1939 – BMI (Broadcast Music Incorporated) formed
1952 – UN General Assembly first meets at its new headquarters in New York
1964 – Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle hit HRs runs on back-to-back pitches
1988 – Crude oil prices jump in anticipation of possible production accord at Gulf Cooperation Council meeting set for October 16
1989 – Dave Stewart is 1st since 1976 to start consecutive World Series openers

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Famous Birthdays

1764 – Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, born in Pontoise, France (d. 1839)
1855 – George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1915)
1911 – Lê Ðức Thọ, Vietnamese revolutionary general, politician and negotiator in Paris (1975), born in Nam Định Province, French Indochina (d. 1990)
1913 – Ginty Lush, Australian cricketer (NSW quick of the 30’s who didn’t play for Aust), born in Melbourne, Australia (d. 1985)
1986 – Skyler Shaye, American actress
1996 – Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna

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Famous Deaths

1857 – Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer, dies at 33
1959 – Errol Flynn, Australian actor (Captain Blood, Robin Hood), dies of a heart attack at 50
1983 – Willard Price, Canadian author and naturalist
1996 – Laura La Plante, American actress (Show Boat, Scandal) known for her work in the silent film era, dies at 91
2007 – Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
2012 – Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33

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