Today in History for 26th October 2018

Historical Events

1942 – Fourth day of battle at El Alamein: Australian breakthrough
1951 – Rocky Marciano defeats Joe Louis at Madison Square Garden
1952 – Pakistan’s 1st Test Cricket win Fazal Mahmood 12 wkts v India
1975 – Cuba beats Mexico for its 4th Pan Am Games Gold Medal in baseball
1993 – NFL announces new expansion team, Carolina Panthers in Charlotte
2013 – St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to lead the MLB 2013 World Series 2-1

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Famous Birthdays

1813 – Henry Smart, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1879)
1854 – August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1938)
1915 – Joe Fry, British racing driver, born in Winterbourne, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1950)
1926 – Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut
1934 – Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
1959 – François Chau, Cambodian actor, born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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Famous Deaths

1235 – Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies
1661 – Johann B Schup, [Schuppius], German poet/historian/vicar, dies
1945 – Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)
1966 – Alma Cogan, English singer (b. 1932)
1983 – Mike Michalske, American football NFL guard (NY Yankees, Green Bay Packers), dies at 80
1993 – Absolutely Nobody, [David Powers], Wash lt-gov candidate, dies at 37

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