Today in History for 14th November 2019

Historical Events

1775 – -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
1919 – Red Army captures Omsk, Siberia
1965 – George Abbott Theater (Adelphi, 54 St) at 152 W 54th NYC, demolished
1986 – SEC imposes a record $100 million penalty against Ivan Boesky
2012 – CFBDSIR 2149-0403 is discovered, the closest rogue planet to earth (100 light-years away)
2018 – New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom wins NL Cy Young Award; his 10 wins fewest ever by a Cy Young winner in a non-strike-shortened season; MLB-leading 1.70 ERA; 29 consecutive start streak longest in MLB history

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Famous Birthdays

1883 – Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek premier (1945, 50, 51-52)
1893 – Carlo Emilio Gadda, Italian writer, born in Milan (d. 1973)
1907 – Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit
1923 – Margaret Courtenay, Welsh actress, singer and entertainer (Royal Flash, Duet for One), born in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales (d. 1996)
1944 – Scherrie Payne, American singer (Supremes-Incredible)
1972 – Aaron Taylor, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

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Famous Deaths

1831 – Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
1860 – Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
1915 – Booker T. Washington, educator/organizier, dies at 59 in Tuskegee Ala
1917 – William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
1992 – Joop Van Nellen, soccer/trainer (DHC/”We go to Rome!”), dies
2000 – Robert Trout, American newscaster (ABC), dies at 91

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