Today in History for 12th October 2018

Historical Events

638 – Honorius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope; Pope Severinus elected
1963 – San Francisco’s Oakland Bay Bridge converted to 1-way on each deck
1976 – MLB National League Championship: Cincinnati Reds beat Philadelphia Phillies, 3 games to 0
1993 – “Mixed Emotions” opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 48 performances
1997 – Juli Inkster wins LPGA Samsung World Championship
2016 – James Charles (17) becomes the 1st male face of make-up label CoverGirl

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Famous Birthdays

1576 – Thomas Dudley, British colonial governor of Massachusetts, born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1653)
1963 – Michael Zordich, American NFL strong safety (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Youngstown, Ohio
1968 – Hugh Jackman, Australian actor and singer (X-men, The Greatest Showman), born in Sydney, Australia
1969 – Nancy Kerrigan, American figure skater (Olympic silver 1994), born in Stoneham, Massachusetts
1986 – Marcus T. Paulk, American actor (Moesha), born in Los Angeles, California
1986 – Sergio Peter, German footballer (SpVgg Neckarelz), born in Ludwigshafen, West Germany

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Famous Deaths

1864 – Roger Taney, 5th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1836-64), dies at 87
1934 – Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
1958 – Ed Hinton, actor (Henderson-I Lived 3 Lives), dies at 30
1985 – Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer (The Price is Right), dies at 75
2002 – Audrey Mestre, French diver (b. 1974)
2011 – Heinz Bennent, German actor (Possession, The Serpent’s Egg), dies at 90

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