Today in History for 9th October 2018

Historical Events

1947 – Julie Styne and Sam Cohn’s musical “High Button Shoes” premieres in NYC for 727 performances
1961 – Yank Whitey Ford breaks Ruth record of 29 2/3 consecutive inning
1961 – Volcanic eruptions on Tristan de Cunha (South Atlantic)
1976 – Peter Petherick takes hat-trick on cricket debut New Zealand v Pakistan Javed 1st wkt
1983 – Buffalo Bill QB Joe Ferguson passes 419 yards with 5 TDs
2017 – Producer Harvey Weinstein is fired from The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual abuse

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Famous Birthdays

1757 – Charles X, King of France (1824-30), born in Palace of Versailles, France (d. 1836)
1944 – John Entwistle, English rock guitarist and vocalist (The Who-Baba O’Riley), born in London, England (d. 2002)
1967 – Gheorghe Popescu, Romanian soccer player (Barcelona), born in Calafat, Dolj County, Romania
1972 – Roman Oben, American football tackle (NY Giants), born in Cameroon
1980 – Ibrahim Fazeel, Maldivian footballer (Victory Sports Club), born in Malé, Maldives
1983 – Andreas Zuber, Austrian racing driver, born in Judenburg, Austria

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Famous Deaths

1688 – Claude Perrault, French Architect and Physician, dies at 75
1747 – David Brainerd, American missionary to the Native Americans, dies at 29
1831 – Ioannis Kapodistrias, President (1829-31) and founding father of modern Greece.
1868 – Howell Cobb, American politician (U.S. Secretary of Treasury), dies at 53
2008 – Gidget Gein, American musician (Marilyn Manson band), dies at 39
2017 – Hervé Leroux, French fashion designer and founder of Hervé Léger fashion house, dies from a ruptured aneurysm at 60

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