Today in History for 21st November 2019

Historical Events

1813 – Stettin surrenders to allied armies
1824 – First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, South Carolina
1953 – Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the “Piltdown Man” skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax
1955 – KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1994 – 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
2004 – 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins

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Famous Birthdays

1495 – John Bale, English bishop and anti-catholic playwright (Kynge Johan), born in Cove, Suffolk, England (d. 1563)
1870 – Stanley Jackson, English cricketer (captain of England, governor of Bengal), born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (d. 1947)
1898 – René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)
1932 – Jim Ringo, NFL center (Green Bay, Philadelphia)
1966 – Jerry Fontenot, NFL center/guard (Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints)
1987 – Brian Douwes, Dutch kickboxer and martial artist

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Famous Deaths

1922 – Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
1963 – Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
1972 – Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
1981 – Harry Von Zell, TV announcer (Burns and Allen), dies at 75
1986 – Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
1995 – Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)

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