Today in History for 10th October 2018

Historical Events

1924 – Washington Senators win their 1st World Series beat Giants in 7
1935 – Coup under Gen Giorgios Kondylis in favor of Greek monarchy
1959 – Pan Am begins regular flights around the world
1968 – George Harrison forms Singsong Ltd
1996 – Cornerstone dedication for Holocaust Museum in NYC
2005 – Negotiations between the CDU/CSU and SPD in Germany conclude with the two parties agreeing to form a grand coalition with Angela Merkel as chancellor after both parties lost seats in the 2005 German federal election

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Famous Birthdays

1903 – Charles Théodore Henri Antoine Meinrad de Belgique, Count of Flanders, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1983)
1906 – R.K. Narayan, Indian novelist (Malguidi Days), born in Madras (d. 2001)
1926 – Richard Jaeckel, American actor (3:10 to Yuma, Sands of Iwo Jima, Sometimes a Great Notion), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 1997)
1935 – Paolo Renosto, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1988)
1959 – Kirsty MacColl, English singer and songwriter, born in Croydon, Surrey, England (d. 2000)
1966 – Darren Carrington, American NFL safety (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Bronx, New York

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Famous Deaths

1727 – Alphonse d’Ève, Flemish Baroque composer, dies at 61
1843 – Karl Theodor Toeschi, composer, dies at 75
1867 – Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, composer, dies at 60
1978 – Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
1990 – Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
2012 – Alex Karras, American NFL player, dies from kidney failure at 77

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