Today in History for 22nd November 2018

Historical Events

1809 – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore patents a steel pen
1903 – Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt are engaged
1935 – Flying boat “China Clipper” takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight
1966 – 32nd Heisman Trophy Award: Steve Spurrier, Florida (QB)
1972 – Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)
2016 – ‘Vegas Golden Knights’ is revealed as the Las Vegas NHL expansion team’s name

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Famous Birthdays

1579 – Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, Dutch lawyer/pastor/lyricist
1906 – Howard Petrie, American actor (Border River, Bounty Hunter), born in Beverly, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
1932 – Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress (Halloween, True Lies), born in Los Angeles, California
1961 – Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
1980 – Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete

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Famous Deaths

1751 – Anton Englert, German composer and organist, dies at 77
1890 – Johanne Luise Heiberg, Danish actress, dies at 77
1902 – Septimus Winner, composer, dies at 75
1963 – Wilhelm Beiglböck, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
1982 – Burton Turkus, lawyer/author/TV host (Mr Arsenic), dies at 80
2007 – Reg Park, British bodybuilder (Mr Universe 1951, 58, 65), dies at 79

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