Today in History for 8th November 2018

Historical Events

1658 – Battle of the Sound: Swedish fleet beats Dutch during 2nd Northern War
1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty” directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)
1942 – Operation Torch; began as US and British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
1959 – Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba’s Nes Destour party wins every seat
1990 – Gina Marie Tolleson of USA, 21, crowned 40th Miss World
1992 – 300,000 demonstrate against racism in Berlin

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Famous Birthdays

1863 – René [Raphael] Viviani, French historian/social premier (1914-15)
1947 – Margaret Rhea Seddon, Murfreesboro Tenn, MD/astro (STS 51D, 40, SK:58)
1952 – John Denny, American baseball player
1952 – Christie Ann Hefner, daughter of Hugh Hefner, CEO (Playboy)
1956 – Beverly Klass, LPGA golfer
1967 – Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Famous Deaths

1694 – Ulrik Huber, Frisian lawyer/law historian/polemist, dies at 58
1909 – Charles Bordes, composer, dies at 46
1983 – Robert Agnew, director, dies at 84 of kidney failure
1990 – Anya Seton, US author, dies
2007 – Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary, dies at 64
2012 – Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), dies from natural causes at 96

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