Today in History for 23rd November 2019

Historical Events

1942 – Japanese bombing of Port Darwin, Australia
1956 – Vladimir Kuts of the Soviet Union runs Olympic record 28:45.6 to win the 10,000m at the Melbourne Olympics; later also wins 5,000m gold
1975 – CFL Grey Cup, McMahon Field, Calgary: Edmonton Eskimos defeat Montreal Alouettes, 9-8; just the 3rd Grey Cup in which no TDs scored; game-time temperature -15 degrees Celsius, with a 25-kph wind
1996 – Irene Skliva, 18, of Greece, crowned 46th Miss World
2013 – “The Day of the Doctor” 50th anniversary episode of “Doctor Who” screens on BBC One, 1st episode to feature 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi
2018 – US Federal Climate report finds climate change will reduce economy by 10% by 2100 with $141 billion cost from heat-related deaths, $118 billion from sea level rise

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Famous Birthdays

1862 – Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism)
1923 – Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)
1932 – Michel David-Weill, French investment banker
1938 – Esko Nikkari, Finnish actor
1949 – Gayl Jones, American author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
1958 – Martin Snedden, cricketer (NZ medium-pacer of 80’s)

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Famous Deaths

1752 – Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79
1973 – Claire Dodd, actress (Ex-Lady, In the Navy), dies after illness at 64
1992 – Rita Corday, actress (Dick Tracy vs Cueball), dies at 68
1996 – Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, dies at 53
1996 – Art Porter, saxophonist, dies at 35
2007 – Pat Walsh, New Zealand rugby union utility back, selector (14 caps), dies at 71

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