Today in History for 22nd September 2019

Historical Events

530 – Discorus begins his reign as Catholic anti-Pope
1772 – 1st Partition of Poland is ratified by Austria, Prussia and Russia
1913 – The first batch of Indian passive resisters, consisting of 12 men and 4 women (including Mrs. Kasturba Gandhi) are arrested at Volksrust and imprisoned in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
1942 – Meulenberg robs of church bells
1975 – World Football League folds
2013 – 78 people are killed in a church suicide bombing in Peshawar, Pakistan

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Famous Birthdays

1927 – Eligio [Kika] De La Garza, American politician (Rep-D-Texas, 1965-97), born in Mercedes, Texas (d. 2017)
1931 – Fay Weldon, British feminist
1966 – David Adjaye, Ghanaian British architect, born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1967 – Félix Savón, Cuban boxer (3 Olympic heavyweight gold 1992, 96, 80), born in San Vicente, Cuba
1979 – Michael Graziadei, American actor
1981 – Adam Lazzara, American singer (Taking Back Sunday)

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Famous Deaths

1197 – Petrus Cantor, French theologist (Verbum Abbreviatum), dies
1776 – Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by the British for spying at 21
1890 – Johanna D Courtmans-Berchmans, Flemish author (Rozeken Pot), dies at 79
1987 – Dan Rowan [Daniel Hale Rowan], American comedian (Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In), dies at 65
1989 – Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), dies at 101
2004 – Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, dies at 41

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