Today in History for 24th November 2018

Historical Events

1542 – Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
1861 – Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
1874 – American inventor Joseph Glidden patents barbed wire
1979 – “Salem’s Lot”, American two-part miniseries based on the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King, concludes in the United States
1996 – 84th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton
1996 – German tennis star Steffi Graf retains her WTA Tour Championship with a 6–3, 4–6, 6–0, 4–6, 6–0 win over Martina Hingis at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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Famous Birthdays

1690 – Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
1859 – Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
1884 – Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
1941 – Gary Boyle, rocker (Isotope)
1943 – Richard Tee, US pianist (Stuff, Strokin’)
1970 – Doug Brien, kicker (New Orleans Saints)

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Famous Deaths

1571 – Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
1722 – Johann Adam Reincken, German organist and composer, dies at 99
1842 – Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92
1980 – Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
1987 – Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
2002 – John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

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