Today in History for 27th October 2018

Historical Events

1941 – Nazi’s directs gypsy ghetto in Belgrade
1985 – Hurricane Juan ravages US Gulf states and east coast, 49 die
1985 – Thieves steal 9 paintings, including 5 Monet’s and 2 Renoir’s
1990 – Supreme Soviet of Kirghiz SSR chooses Askar Akayev as republic’s first president.
1995 – Contract finalizing Cleveland Browns’ move to Balt is signed
1999 – Gunmen open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and 6 other members.

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Famous Birthdays

1762 – Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp, Dutch count and Minister of Foreign affairs (1813-14), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1834)
1877 – George Thompson, English cricketer (d. 1943)
1893 – Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)
1925 – Mary Kay Stearns, American actress (Mary Kay and Johnny), born in Glendale, California
1925 – Warren M Christopher, 63rd United States Secretary of State (1993-97), born in Scranton, North Dakota (d. 2011)
1971 – Theodoros Zagorakis, Greek footballer

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Famous Deaths

1652 – Henry, count of Nassau-Siegen, colonel/gov of Hulst, dies
1940 – Fini Valdemar Henriques, composer, dies at 72
1942 – Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
1962 – Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
1990 – Elliott Roosevelt, son of FDR, dies at 80
1991 – Pyke F C Koch, realistic painter, dies

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