Today in History for 2nd December 2018

Historical Events

1907 – Association of Football Players’ and Trainers’ Union (English Professional Football Players’ Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England
1971 – Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is appointed President of the United Arab Emirates
1972 – USC tailback Anthony Davis becomes first to score 6 touchdowns against Notre Dame; in a 45-23 victory over the Fighting Irish Davis at the LA Coliseum he scores on runs of 1, 4, 5 and 8 yards and 2 kickoff returns
1987 – Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
1994 – Cruise liner Achille Lauro (Willem Ruys) sinks off the coast of Somalia
2015 – Attack on a social services centre in San Bernardino, California kills 14 and wounds 17

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Famous Birthdays

1847 – Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport’s professional era, born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
1908 – Robert F. Simon, American actor (Man who shot Liberty Valance, Operation Petticoat, M*A*S*H), born in Mansfield, Ohio (d. 1992)
1949 – Ron Raines, Teax City, Texas, actor (Guiding Light)
1968 – Mark Harding, Bath England, keeper of Internet biographies
1972 – Chris Burns, Canadian CFL tackle (Calgary Stampeders, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Ottawa Renegades), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
1976 – Eddy Garabito, professional baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1348 – Emperor Hanazono of Japan (b. 1297)
1919 – Henry Clay Frick, built largest coke and steel operation, dies at 69
1985 – Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
1995 – Roxie Roker, Bahamian-American actress (The Jeffersons- Helen Willis), dies of breast cancer at 66
2006 – Dave Mount, English rocker (Mud), dies at 59
2009 – Maggie Jones, English actress (b. 1934)

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