Today in History for 17th September 2019

Historical Events

1176 – At the Battle of Myriokephalon the Byzantines fail to recover Anatolia from Turkish rule.
1730 – Turkish coup under Mahmud I; Sultan Ahmed III flees
1861 – First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia (now Hampton University).
1899 – 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
1940 – Nazis deprive Jews of possessions
1968 – Gaylord Perry (Giants) no-hits St Louis Cardinals, 1-0

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Famous Birthdays

1748 – Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
1903 – Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (Olympic bronze 1928), born in Amsterdam (d. 1984)
1930 – David Huddleston, American actor (Big Lebowski), born in Vinton, Virginia (d. 2016)
1939 – Lamonte McLemore, American rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
1955 – Koralia Karanti, Greek actress
1968 – Anastacia, American singer

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Famous Deaths

1652 – Bonaventura Elsevier, book publisher/merchant, dies at about 69
1868 – Roman Nose (Wiquini), Cheyenne indian leader, dies
1894 – Deng Shichang, Chinese admiral (b. 1849)
1957 – John W “John” Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
1992 – Feodor Chaliapin Jr, actor (King’s Whore), dies after illness at 87
1994 – Paul Nicholas Young, architect, dies at 47

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