Today in History for 19th November 2019

Historical Events

1879 – National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders determines what “is” a trotter
1990 – Greyhound files reoganization plan so they can be traded publicly
1991 – Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken wins his 2nd AL MVP
1996 – Albert Belle, signs record five-year, $55 million with White Sox
1997 – McCaughey septuplets born to Bobbi McCaughey in Des Moines, Iowa. First set of septuplets to survive infancy.
2018 – Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn arrested in Japan for financial misconduct

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Hendrik Christoffel Van de Hulst, Utrecht the Netherlands, Dutch astronomer who correctly predicted the existence of the 21 cm hyper-fine line of neutral atomic hydrogen in interstellar space
1944 – Dennis Hull, Canadian ice hockey player
1955 – Gloria Guida, Merano Italy, Miss Teenage Italy (1974)
1956 – Ann Curry, American journalist
1970 – Bhupinder Singh Jr, cricketer (Punjab and Indian ODI batsman)
1977 – Lady Davina EAB Windsor, daughter of English prince Richard

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Famous Deaths

498 – Anastasius II, Pope (496-8) dies. Referred to by Dante in his Inferno XI, 8-9
1983 – Tom Evans, English bass guitarist (Badfinger) (b. 1947)
1990 – Sun Li-jen, Chinese general (b. 1900)
1994 – Dedrick Gobert, American actor (Boyz ‘n the Hood), shot to death at 22
1998 – Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
2010 – Pat Burns, Canadian hockey coach (b. 1952)

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