Today in History for 5th October 2018

Historical Events

1693 – Haarlem people’s revolution due to food shortages
1750 – Carlo Goldoni’s “Il Teatro Comico” premieres in Venice
1945 – Indonesian army forms
1957 – 11th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: NY Rangers left wing Dean Prentice scores a goal and has 2 assists as All-Stars beat Montreal Canadiens, 5-3
1976 – MLB expansion draft: Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays pick 30 unprotected AL players; Ruppert Jones OF (Seattle) and Bob Bailor OF (Toronto) are first picks
1992 – NY senator Alphonse D’Amato filibusters for 15 hours 20 mins

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Famous Birthdays

1458 – Kazimierz de Saint, Polish ruler/saint
1836 – George Washington Gordon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1911)
1884 – Hendrik W Tilanus, Dutch artillery officer/politcian (CHU 1939-63)
1954 – Duncan Regehr, Alberta Canada, actor (Wizards and Warriors)
1967 – Guy Pearce, Anglo-Australian actor
1967 – Ellie Gibson, golfer (1994 PING-Cellular One-5th), born in Corpus Christi, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1837 – Hortense de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10), dies at 54
1878 – George B. Vashon, American, lawyer, academic and poet, first African American lawyer, dies of yellow fever at 54
1941 – Louis Brandeis, American lawyer and associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States, dies at 84
1997 – Andrew Keir, Scottish character actor (Rob Roy, Absolution, Blood Hunt, Catholics), dies at 71
2007 – Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), dies at 78
2015 – Chantal Akerman, Belgium film director (Akermania, Je Tu II Elle), dies at 65

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