Today in History for 17th October 2019

Historical Events

1662 – Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)
1691 – New royal charter for Massachusetts, now including Maine, Plymouth
1940 – German occupiers issue identity cards
1991 – MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3
1992 – 1st World Series with non-US team, Toronto loses 3-1 to Braves
2018 – Student shoots and detonates a bomb killing 20 with 40 injured at Kerch polytechnic college, Crimea

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Famous Birthdays

1577 – Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Judith)
1844 – Miguel Nieto, composer
1917 – Marsha Hunt, actress (Jennifer-Peck’s Bad Girl, Jigsaw), born in Chicago, Illinois
1956 – Robin LO Linschoten, Dutch ass. secretary of Social Affairs (VVD)
1966 – Tommy Kendall, American race car driver and television personality
1966 – Doug McMillon, American CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (2014-), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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Famous Deaths

33 – Agrippina the Elder, Roman noblewoman (mother of Caligula), dies of starvation at 47
1972 – Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
1991 – Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
1999 – Ralph Grey, Baron Grey of Naunton, Governor of Northern Ireland (1968-73), dies at 89
2001 – Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)
2002 – Aileen Riggin, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies at 96

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