Today in History for 18th October 2019

Historical Events

1534 – New pursuit of French protestants
1685 – French King Louis XIV revokes Edict of Nantes cancelling rights of French Protestants
1941 – Soviet spy Richard Sorge arrested in Tokyo
1967 – Soviet Venera 4 becomes 1st probe to send data back from Venus
1967 – AL votes to allow Athletics to move from KC to Oakland and expand league to 12 teams in 1971 with KC and Seattle teams
1989 – Hungary revises its constitution after the fall of its Communist regime

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Famous Birthdays

1668 – Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94)
1891 – 1891 Václav Kálik, Czech composer, born in Opava; (d. 1951)
1902 – Pascual Jordan, German physicist (d. 1980)
1925 – Wim van Gennep, Dutch singer/keyboardist (Heikrekels)
1956 – Craig Bartlett, American animator
1966 – Angela Visser, Neth, Miss Universe (1989)

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Famous Deaths

1876 – Francis Preston Blair, American journalist and newspaper editor (Washington Globe), dies at 85
1893 – Lucy Stone, American abolitionist (US Woman’s Suffrage Association), dies at 75
1921 – King Ludwig III of Bavaria (b. 1845)
1955 – José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher and author (The Revolt of the Masses), dies at 72
1982 – Paul Lebeau, Flemish writer (Last Rose, Xanthippe), dies at 74
2005 – Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)

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