Today in History for 23rd October 2018

Historical Events

1668 – Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
1903 – 8th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-6 in Montgomery
1935 – Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament
1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)
1944 – Soviet army invades Hungary
1987 – Dutch government gives Fokker’s Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit

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Famous Birthdays

1810 – William Leidesdorff, Mixed-race early Californian businessman, born in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies (d. 1848)
1851 – Guillaume Couture, composer
1918 – Mary Jeanette “Peggy” Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 2002)
1927 – Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
1931 – Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
1962 – Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England

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Famous Deaths

1774 – Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, dies at 59
1901 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
1936 – (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
1976 – Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley and Lee-I’m Gone), dies at 40
1990 – Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
1998 – Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)

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