Today in History for 20th November 2019

Historical Events

1194 – Palermo, Sicily, is conquered by Emperor Henry VI
1866 – First national convention of Grand Army of Republic (veterans’ org)
1944 – Amsterdam: Vondelpark closed because of kappen of trees
1967 – Mets pitcher Tom Seaver (16-12) is named NL Rookie of Year
1981 – Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship
1982 – Drew Barrymore at age 7 hosts “Saturday Night Live”

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Famous Birthdays

1867 – Vicente Ripolles, composer
1916 – William John Elwyn Davies, painter
1956 – Mark Gastineau, NFL end (NY Jets, Pro Bowl 1981-85)
1970 – Joe Zaso, American actor, born in Queens, New York City
1974 – Kirk Reynolds, Canadian trap shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Outlook, Saskatchewan, Canada
1986 – Aaron Yan, Taiwanese singer and actor, born in Taipei, Taiwan

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Famous Deaths

1437 – Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, cardinal and lord chancellor (b. 1363)
1936 – Jose A Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (founder of Spanish Falange), executed at 33
1973 – Allan Sherman, American parody singer and songwriter (Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah), dies from emphysema at 48
1986 – William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, dies at 76
2010 – Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
2012 – William Grut, Swedish pentathlete, dies at 98

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