Today in History for 11th November 2018

Historical Events

1851 – Alvan Clark patents telescope
1901 – Maurice Ravel composition “Jeux d’eau” premieres
1922 – Largest US flag displayed (150′ X 90′) expanded in 1939 (270′ X 90′)
1928 – France’s 5th government of Poincaré forms
2001 – Federation Cup Women’s Tennis, Madrid, Spain: Kim Clijsters beats Elena Dementieva 6-0, 6-4 to clinch Belgium’s first title with unassailable 2-0 lead (ends, 2-1)
2013 – 4 people are killed and 8 are injured after a building catches fire in Mumbai, India

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Famous Birthdays

1657 – Guido Starhemberg, Austria earl/fieldmarshal (Turkish Wars)
1870 – Nils Kjaer, Norwegian playwright (Det evige Savn)
1899 – Harold “Pie” Traynor, baseball hall of fame 3rd baseman (Pirates)
1933 – Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
1969 – Jeff Sydner, NFL wide receiver/punt returner (NY Jets)
1969 – Michael Owens, cricket pace bowler (NZ Test)

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Famous Deaths

1150 – Hartbert, bishop of Utrecht (1140-50), dies
1675 – Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, ninth Nanak, 9th of 10 Guru of the Sikhs, executed under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb at 54
1912 – Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75
1947 – Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
1986 – Roger C.Carmel, American actor (Mudd-Star Trek, Mothers-in-Law), dies at 54
2005 – Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield, British photographer (b. 1939)

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