Today in History for 3rd November 2018

Historical Events

1896 – William McKinley (R) defeats William Jennings Bryan (D) for president
1964 – For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washington, D.C. permitted to vote
1965 – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax is named Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote and for a third time; posts 26-8 record, 1.73 ERA and record-shattering 382 strikeouts
1978 – Dominica gains independence from UK and adopts constitution
1992 – Democrat Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States, defeating incumbent President George H. W. Bush
2017 – Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Del Mar Racetrack; Day 1 winners: Rushing Fall, Battle of Midway, Mendelssohn, Forever Unbridled

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Famous Birthdays

1938 – Pupi Avati, Bologna Italy, director (Festival, Bix, Impiegati)
1954 – Kevin P Chilton, American General, test pilot and NASA astronaut (STS 49, 59, 76), born in Los Angeles, California
1960 – Sharon Monplaisir, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in NYC, New York
1962 – Marilyn, rocker (You Don’t Love Me)
1973 – Mick Thomson, American guitarist (Slipknot)
1989 – Paula DeAnda, American singer

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Famous Deaths

1600 – Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
1873 – Kintpuash, “Captain Jack”, chief of Modoc-indians, dies
1914 – Georg Trakl, Austria poet (Totentag, Cocaine Overdose), dies at 27
1954 – Henri Matisse, French painter and sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84
1995 – Arthur George Bottomley, politician, dies at 88
1995 – John Orchard, British actor (Capone, M*A*S*H), dies at 66

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