Today in History for 19th October 2018

Historical Events

1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany
1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia)
1968 – Derry Citizen’s Action Committee, formed Oct 9, stages illegal sit-down at Guildhall Square as part of large civil disobedience campaign
1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday
1999 – MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2
2003 – Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II

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Famous Birthdays

1921 – Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
1921 – George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2002)
1952 – Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
1956 – Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1969 – Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
1982 – Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer

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Famous Deaths

1937 – Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
1985 – Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
1988 – Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
1992 – Gert Nastian, general and companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
1993 – Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
2007 – Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)

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