Today in History for 12th November 2018

Historical Events

1591 – Castiliaans army occupies Zaragoza
1673 – Dutch troops under Willem III occupy Bonn
1833 – The great Leonid Meteor shower was recorded
1920 – The Dalmatian coast between Italy and Yugoslavia is ceded to Yugoslavia
1938 – Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
2006 – Former Soviet republic of South Ossetia holds a second referendum on independence from Georgia

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Famous Birthdays

1676 – Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer
1817 – Bahá’u’lláh, Prophet Founder of the Bahá’í Faith (d. 1892)
1906 – Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
1908 – Hans Werner Richter, German author (Socially Responsible Cinema)
1984 – Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer, born in Geel, Belgium
1988 – Russell Westbrook III, American basketball player (Oklahoma City Thunder), born in Long Beach, California

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Famous Deaths

1757 – Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
1836 – Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
1965 – Syedna Taher Saifuddin, Bohra Spiritual Leader, dies at 77
1974 – Charles Quinlivan, American actor (Seven Guns to Mesa, Mr. Garlund), dies of a heart attack at 50
2000 – Franck Pourcel, French popular orchestra leader (b. 1913)
2003 – Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), commits suicide at 27

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