Today in History for 24th October 2018

Historical Events

1962 – Cuban missile crisis: Soviet ships approach but stop short of the US blockade of Cuba
1965 – Benjamin Britten’s “Voices for Today” premieres
1973 – John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
1979 – Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
1980 – Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1989 – After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played

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Famous Birthdays

1885 – Ernest Claes, Belgian author (Saints from Zichem), born in Zichem, Belgium (d. 1968)
1897 – Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
1904 – Moss Hart, playwright (You Can’t Take it With You, Act 1), born in The Bronx, New York
1956 – Dale Maharidge, American author
1973 – Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
1989 – Eliza Taylor-Cotter, Australian actress

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Famous Deaths

1649 – Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89
1789 – Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68
1898 – Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, French painter (b. 1824)
1912 – Louis van Haecke, Flemish chaplain/author (Zeesterre), dies at 83
1982 – James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58
2003 – Rosie Nix Adams, Stepdaughter of Johnny Cash (b. 1958)

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