Today in History for 14th October 2018

Historical Events

1946 – Netherland and Indonesia sign cease fire
1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 – Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1978 – NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st and deflects the ball away
1990 – Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
2012 – 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria

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Famous Birthdays

1907 – Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
1947 – Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist, born in Stinatz, Austria
1967 – Dave Hajek, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Roseville, California
1973 – DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
1981 – Boof Bonser, American baseball player
1996 – Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna

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Famous Deaths

1552 – Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
1943 – Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
1984 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
1996 – William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), dies at 80
2005 – Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
2012 – Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33

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