Today in History for 21st September 2019

Historical Events

1913 – Turkey and Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
1942 – 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
1973 – Jackson Pollocks painting “Blue Poles” sold for $2,000,000
1995 – The Hindu milk miracle occurs: statues of the Hindu God Ganesh begin drinking milk when spoonfuls were placed near their mouths
2003 – 55th Emmy Awards: The West Wing, Everybody Loves Raymond, James Gandolfini and Edie Falco wins
2008 – The final home game is played at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Famous Birthdays

1824 – Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn, American Baptist Minister and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Webster, Pennsylvania (d. 1901)
1840 – Murad V, 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1904)
1947 – Marsha Norman, American playwright
1952 – Anneliese Michel, German exorcism victim (d. 1976)
1968 – Jon Brookes, English drummer (The Charlatans), born in Burntwood, Staffordshire (d. 2013)
1993 – Park Sung-hyun, South Korean golfer, (US Open 2017; Women’s PGA C’ship 2018), born in Seoul, South Korea

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Famous Deaths

1217 – Lembitu of Lehola, Estonian soldier
1519 – Hans Backofen/Backoffen, German sculptor, dies at about 49
1705 – Willem Hadriaan of Nassau, corrupt mister of Odijck, dies
1743 – Jai Singh II, King of Amber-Juiper (b. 1688)
1973 – William Plomer, South African-British libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
1987 – Ruth Attaway, actress (Porgy and Bess, Conrack, Being There), dies

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