Today in History for 15th October 2018

Historical Events

1959 – “Untouchables” premieres
1971 – The start of the 2,500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia
1976 – 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1986 – MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
1997 – Britain’s Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
2011 – Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries

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Famous Birthdays

1686 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)
1844 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia (d. 1900)
1879 – Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
1919 – Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
1932 – Riekus Waskowsky, poet
1951 – Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan

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Famous Deaths

1539 – Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies
1674 – Robert Herrick, English poet (‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’), dies at 83
1819 – Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
1917 – Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, executed by firing squad at 41
1934 – Raymond Poincaré, French president and Prime Minister (1912), dies at 74
1960 – Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84

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