Today in History for 20th October 2019

Historical Events

1877 – Franz Schubert’s 2nd Symphony in B premieres
1910 – Soccer team KFC forms in Alkmaar
1964 – Riot at Rolling Stones show in Paris (150 arrested)
1975 – Soviet orbiter Venera 9 becomes the 1st spacecraft to orbit Venus
1990 – Cincinnati beats A’s, 2-1 in Game 4 at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum to sweep Oakland and win Reds’ 5th Baseball World Series; Reds’ pitcher José Rijo MVP
1995 – Sri Lanka beat West Indies to win Sharjah Champions Trophy final

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Famous Birthdays

1897 – Jevsei G Liberman, Ukrainian economist (Plan, profit, bonuses)
1900 – Rodolfo Halffter, composer
1955 – Thomas Newman, American composer
1955 – Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
1957 – Chris Cowdrey, English cricketer (captain of England 1988) and son of Colin, born in Farnborough, London
1966 – Fred Coury, Johnston NY, rocker (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)

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Famous Deaths

1268 – Conrad Hohenstaufen/Conradin, last Duke of Swabia, beheaded in Naples aged 16
1570 – João de Barros, Portuguese historian (b. 1496)
1900 – Naim Frashëri, Albanian poet and writer, dies at 54
1936 – Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, dies at 70
1994 – Eberhard Feik, German actor (Tatort), dies at 50
2007 – Max McGee, American football player (Green Bay Packers), dies at 75

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