Today in History for 16th October 2018

Historical Events

1939 – George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner” premieres in NYC, running until 1941 for 739 performances
1967 – WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 – 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5
1973 – The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent
2002 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
2014 – MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

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Famous Birthdays

1729 – Pierre van Maldere, composer
1762 – Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
1897 – Louis de Cazenave, France’s oldest living man
1918 – Bill Nichols, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
1938 – Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)
1943 – C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

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Famous Deaths

775 – Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies
1726 – Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77
1968 – Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
1982 – Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
1984 – Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
1992 – Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94

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