Today in History for 16th November 2019

Historical Events

1907 – 12th Iron Bowl: Auburn and Alabama tie 6-6 in Birmingham
1957 – “Copper and Brass” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
1972 – British Prime Minister Edward Heath warns against a Unilateral Declaration of Independence
1976 – René Levesque’s Parti Québécois wins elections in Quebec
1993 – Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum
2008 – 60th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins

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Famous Birthdays

1643 – Jean Chardin, French explorer (Middle East and India), born in Paris (d. 1703)
1892 – Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver, born in Castel d’Ario, Italy (d. 1953)
1922 – José Saramago, Portuguese writer and Nobel laureate, born in Azinhaga, Santarém, Portugal (d. 2010)
1940 – Chris Balderstone, cricket batsman (England, belated faced WI in 1976)
1973 – Joe Hudepohl, American 800m freestyle relay (Olympic gold 1996)
1974 – Eric Judy, American musician (Modest Mouse)

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Famous Deaths

1512 – Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
1613 – Trajano Boccalini, Italian satirist (b. 1556)
1766 – Dominikus Zimmermann, Bavarian Baroque architect and painter (Liebfrauenkirche), dies at 81
1968 – Greet Hofmans, faith healer of Dutch queen Juliana, dies at 74
1971 – Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
1973 – Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif

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