Today in History for 9th November 2018

Historical Events

1851 – Kentucky marshals abduct abolitionist minister Calvin Fairbank from Jeffersonville, Indiana, and take him to Kentucky to stand trial for helping a slave escape.
1922 – Frederick Soddy wins the 1921 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (announced in 1922 due to a technicality)
1976 – UN General Assembly condemns apartheid in South Africa
1992 – Howard Stern’s radio show begins broadcast in Las Vegas Nevada (KFBI)
2005 – The Venus Express mission of the European Space Agency is launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
2015 – World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a “state-supported” doping programme

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Famous Birthdays

1854 – Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1906)
1877 – Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, born in Sialkot, Punjab Province, British India (d. 1938)
1904 – Viktor Brack, German Nazi physician and war criminal, born in Haaren, Rhine Province, German Empire (d. 1948)
1921 – Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 2011)
1974 – Dah-ve Chodan, actress (Tia-Uncle Buck)
1979 – Martin Taylor, English footballer, born in Ashington, England

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Famous Deaths

1881 – Edwin Drake, American businessman who drilled 1st productive US oil well, dies at 61
1942 – Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
1952 – Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
1957 – Peter O’Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), dies at 85
1968 – Wally Grout, cricketer (successful Australian WK before Marsh), dies
2003 – Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), dies of natural causes at 85

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