Today in History for 4th November 2018

Historical Events

1864 – Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
1922 – Howard Carter discovers tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt
1934 – After posting 7 straight shutouts to start the NFL season, Detroit Lions beat Pittsburgh, 40-7 at University of Detroit Stadium; scored upon for the first time of the season; rush for NFL single game record 426 yards
1958 – Democrats win US congressional election
1982 – Ruud Lubbers becomes Dutch premier
2015 – Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta announces his resignation after protests over a Bucharest nightclub fire that killed 32

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Famous Birthdays

1918 – Cameron Mitchell, American actor (The High Chaparral), born in Dallastown, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
1932 – David Shipman, film historian
1934 – Judith Herzberg, Dutch poetess/author (Charlotte Life or Theater)
1946 – Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
1956 – Jeff Watson, rock guitarist (Night Ranger)
1965 – Gregory Scott [Koenig], Dearborn Mich, guitarist (Signs of Life)

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Famous Deaths

1702 – John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
1950 – Grover Cleveland Alexander, American baseball player (b. 1887)
1994 – Fred “Sonic” Smith, American guitarist (MC5), dies at 46
1995 – Gilles Deleuze, philosopher, dies at 70
1997 – Wally Bruner, journalist (ABC, What’s My Line), dies at 66
2005 – Nadia Anjuman, Afghan poet and journalist (b. 1980)

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