Today in History for 23rd September 2019

Historical Events

1884 – American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine, the beginning of data processing
1895 – French labor union CGT (Confederation Generale du Travail) forms
1912 – 1st Mack Sennett “Keystone Comedy” movie released “Cohen Collects a Debt”
1941 – German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)
1986 – Astro Jim Deshaies strikes out 1st 8 Dodger of game (ends with 10)
2018 – Tour Championship Men’s Golf, East Lake GC: Tiger Woods wins by 2 strokes from Billy Horschel; Woods’ 80th PGA Tour win; first in 5 years; Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup crown, $10m bonus

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Famous Birthdays

1684 – Johann Theodor Romhild, composer
1842 – Karl Munzinger, composer
1888 – Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semitic theologist (Die Oden Salomons)
1920 – Jiri Jaroch, Czech composer, born in Smilkov (d. 1986)
1938 – Romy Schneider, actress (Bloodline, Death Watch), born in Vienna, Austria
1977 – Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)

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Famous Deaths

1241 – Snorri Sturluson, Icelandic historian, poet, and politician (b. 1178)
1835 – Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (Norma), dies at 33
1908 – Jadwiga Łuszczewska, Polish poet, dies at 74
1956 – Earl Godwin, newscaster (Meet the Veep), dies at 75
1994 – Jerry Barber, American golfer (PGA C’ship 1961), dies of mitral valve prolapse and stroke at 78
2012 – Corrie Sanders, South African boxer, shot dead at 46

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