Today in History for 6th November 2018

Historical Events

1903 – USA recognizes independence of Panama
1917 – New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections
1938 – 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game
1950 – Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
1962 – BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
1973 – Coleman Young elected Mayor of Detroit

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Famous Birthdays

1558 – Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), born in London (d. 1594)
1906 – James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
1947 – John Wilson, Irish rock drummer (Them), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
1964 – Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
1968 – Alfred Williams, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers, Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Houston, Texas
1970 – Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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Famous Deaths

1914 – Allessandro d’Ancona, Italian philologist (Dante), dies at 79
1955 – Charley Toorop, [Annie CP Fernhout-Toorop], Dutch painter, dies at 64
1960 – Erich Raeder, German naval commander (1928–43), dies at 84
1998 – Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
2004 – Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
2007 – George Grljusich, Australian sports broadcaster (b. c1939)

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