Today in History for 21st October 2018

Historical Events

1902 – In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
1938 – Japanese troops occupies Canton
1948 – Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
1965 – Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
1970 – Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
1986 – US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

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Famous Birthdays

1449 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)
1672 – Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, born in Vileyka Raion, Belarus (d. 1742)
1907 – Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
1955 – Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1961 – Mark Finch, film festival organiser
1972 – Saffron Burrows, English actress

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Famous Deaths

1221 – Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)
1919 – Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77
1966 – Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
1996 – Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
1997 – Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90
2007 – Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56

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