Today in History for 20th November 2018

Historical Events

1947 – 1st permanent TV installed on seagoing vessel (New Jersey)
1959 – UN adopts Universal Declaration of Children’s Rights
1962 – USSR agrees to remove bombers from Cuba, and US lifts blockade
1976 – George Harrison appears on “Saturday Night Live”
1977 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat becomes the 1st Arab leader to address Israeli Knesset
1997 – Last original Florida Marlin, Jeff Conine, traded to KC Royals

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Famous Birthdays

1919 – John McCarthy, composer
1938 – Tony White, cricketer (2 Tests WI v Australia 1965)
1947 – Mardell Wilkins, LPGA golfer
1948 – Richard Masur, American actor (David-One Day at a Time), born in NYC, New York
1971 – Joel McHale, American actor and comedian, born in Rome, Italy
1976 – Theodoros Velkos, Greek badminton player, born in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria

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Famous Deaths

1527 – Wendelmoet “Weyntjen” Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic
1741 – Melchior de Polignac, French diplomat, Cardinal and poet, dies at 80
1887 – Louis Gallait, Belgian painter (Egmont and Receiver), dies at 77
1910 – Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War and Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82
1994 – Ali-Akbar Sa’idi Sirjani, Iranian poet and journalist, dies at 64
2010 – Danny McDevitt, American baseball player (b. 1932)

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