Today in History for 17th October 2018

Historical Events

1854 – French and British forces bombard Sevastopol for the first time during the Crimean War
1862 – Battle of Leetown and Thoroughfare Gap, VA
1945 – Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón
1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1994 – Kapil Dev’s final one-day international (v West Indies)
2012 – Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

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Famous Birthdays

1875 – Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes and No!)
1893 – Jean Binet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva (d. 1960)
1955 – Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
1971 – Byron Chamberlain, NFL/WLAF tight end Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
1983 – Daniel Booko, American actor
1984 – Chris Lowell, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1174 – Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)
1776 – Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)
1910 – William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
1994 – Augustus John “Gus” Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
2000 – Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
2001 – Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)

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