Today in History for 22nd October 2019

Historical Events

1575 – Foundation of Aguascalientes (one of 32 Federal Entities of Mexico)
1721 – Tsar Peter the Great becomes “All-Russian Imperator”
1987 – Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
1997 – Second longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
2008 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
2012 – 6 Italian scientists are convicted of manslaughter for their failure to predict the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake

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Famous Birthdays

1844 – Louis Riel, Canadian politician, founder of the province of Manitoba and leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies, born in Red River Colony, Rupert’s Land, British North America (d. 1885)
1847 – Jacobus Herculas [Uncle Koos] de la Rey, South African politician
1904 – Paul Arma, Hungarian-French composer, born in Budapest (d. 1987)
1908 – John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
1949 – Arsène Wenger, French football manager (Arsenal 1996-2018), born Strasbourg, France
1952 – Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

1954 – Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), dies at 64
1954 – Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
1966 – Hewlett Johnson [Red Dean of Canterbury], English bishop, dies at 92
1989 – Ewan MacColl [James Miller], Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), dies at 74
1994 – Rollo May, American psychologist (Love and Will), dies at 85
1994 – David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55

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