Today in History for 29th November 2018

Historical Events

1760 – French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers
1877 – US inventor Thomas Edison demonstrates his hand-cranked phonograph for the first time
1944 – The first surgery (on a human) to correct blue baby syndrome is performed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.
1958 – 23rd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 14-8 in Birmingham
1962 – Baseball decides to revert back to 1 all star game per year
1981 – Major Iranian offensive mounted on central front

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Famous Birthdays

1797 – Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, composer
1929 – Don January, American golfer (PGA C’ship 1967), born in Plainview, Texas
1931 – André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
1949 – Stan Rogers, Canadian folk musician and songwriter (d. 1983)
1968 – Dee Brown, NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1982 – Lucas Black, American film and television actor (Sling Blade), born in Decatur, Alabama

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Famous Deaths

1268 – Clement IV, [Guido Fulcodi], Pope (1265-68), dies
1843 – Marco Santucci, Italian composer, dies at 81
1974 – Haroldson L Hunt, US multi-millionaire, dies at 85
1976 – Godfrey Cambridge, actor (Watermelon Man), dies at 43
2006 – Allen Carr, English anti-smoking campaigner (b. 1934)
2007 – Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)

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