Today in History for 15th November 2019

Historical Events

1914 – Italian socialist Benito Mussolini founds newspaper Il Populo d’Italia
1924 – Dutch Christian Radio Society (NCRV) forms
1972 – Small Astronomy Satellite Explorer 48 launched to study gamma rays
1991 – Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
1992 – Praveen Amre scores century on Test Cricket debut (103 v SA, Durban)
2015 – Holly Holm defeats UFC Champion Ronda Rousey in an upset in Melbourne, Australia

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Famous Birthdays

1746 – Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
1913 – Arthur Haulot, Belgian journalist (d. 2005)
1937 – William E “Little Willie” John, [Woods], US RandB singer (Fever)
1968 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
1982 – D. J. Fitzpatrick, National Football League kicker
1998 – Hinako Shibuno, Japanese golfer (Women’s British Open 2019), born in Okayama Prefecture, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1280 – Albertus Magnus the Great, German leader/bishop Regensburg, dies at 87
1916 – Luis Muñoz Rivera, Puerto Rican journalist (founded Federalist Party), dies at 57
1919 – Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
1995 – Kristian Lundin, record producer, dies at 22
2004 – John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)
2004 – Ben Cami, Flemish writer and poet (Rose from Mud), dies at 84

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