Today in History for 20th October 2018

Historical Events

1600 – Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan’s rulers (shoguns)
1929 – Bayshore Highway opens (San Francisco)
1967 – Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A’s
1968 – American sprinter Jim Hines anchors US men’s 4 x 100m relay team to win his second gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; with team mates Charles Greene, Mel Pender and Ronnie Ray Smith sets world record 38.24s
1971 – Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland
1989 – Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India and WI on round-robin

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Famous Birthdays

1660 – Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
1939 – Jay Siegel, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
1953 – Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California
1954 – Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
1955 – Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
1983 – Alex Nackman, musician

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Famous Deaths

1525 – Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50
1926 – Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)
1936 – Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, dies at 70
1944 – Gabriel Groulez, French composer, dies at 65
1964 – Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90
2004 – Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)

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