Today in History for 2nd October 2019

Historical Events

1614 – French King Louis XIII declared an adult at 13
1919 – 1st edition “Volkskrant” (People’s newspaper) published in Neth
1920 – Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates play first and only MLB triple header in the 20th century; Reds win the first two games, 13-4 and 7-3; Pirates avoid the sweep in the finale, 6-0
1950 – 1st strip of Charlie Brown, “Li’l Folks”, later “Peanuts”, by Charles M. Schulz published in seven nationwide papers
1968 – St. Louis pitcher Bob Gibson establishes a new Baseball World Series mark by striking out 17 batters as the Cardinals beat Detroit, 4-0 in Game 1 of the Fall Classic
2009 – “Stan Lee Day” declared by County of Los Angeles and the City of Long Beach

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Famous Birthdays

1833 – William Corby, American Catholic priest and President of the University of Notre Dame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1897)
1839 – Hans Thoma, German painter, born in Bernau, Black Forest (d. 1924)
1895 – Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, born in Mechelen, Belgium (d. 1986)
1911 – Jack Finney, American sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
1954 – Greg Jennings, American country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1973 – Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician

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Famous Deaths

1707 – Anne Jules duke the Noailles, marshal of France (huguenot), dies at 57
1961 – Reggie Spooner, English cricket batsman (10 Tests; dual cricket/rugby union international), dies at 80
1970 – Bo Linde, Swedish composer, dies at 37
1973 – Paavo Nurmi, Finnish middle and long distance runner (9 Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of Atherosclerosis at 76
1999 – Heinz G. Konsalik, German novelist (b. 1921)
2006 – Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)

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