Today in History for 21st October 2019

Historical Events

1601 – Memorial service for Daitokuji’s Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto
1727 – Russian and Chinese accord to correct boundaries
1917 – Petrograds garrison accepts Revolutionary Military Committee
1925 – Sidney Howards “Lucky Sam McGarver” premieres in NYC
1987 – Senate debate begins rejecting Robert Bork’s Supreme Ct nomination
1990 – Esther Canseco calls Oakland A’s manager Tony La Russa a “punk” for not starting husband Jose in the World Series

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Amedeo duke of Aosta, viceroy of Ethiopia/gov-gen of Italian East-Africa
1927 – Nadine Judd, [Nadia Moore/Nerina], South African/British ballerina
1941 – Marina Ripa, countess/writer (My First 40 Years), born in Rome, Italy
1949 – Masao Ohba, Japanese boxer (WBA flyweight champion), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1973)
1952 – Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
1984 – Marvin Mitchell, American football player

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Famous Deaths

1873 – Johann Sebastian Welhaven, Norwegian poet (b. 1807)
1967 – Ejnar Hertzsprung, Danish astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), dies at 94
1970 – John T. Scopes, American teacher convicted for teaching evolution (Scopes “monkey trial” 1925), dies at 70
1993 – Scott Heiser, US photographer (Interview), dies at 44
1995 – Linda Goodman, Morgantown, West Virginia, American astrologer and poet, dies from complications of diabetes at 70
1999 – John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (Australian C’ship 1939, 46 / 13 Grand Slam doubles titles), dies at 80

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