Today in History for 24th October 2019

Historical Events

1818 – Felix Mendelssohn aged 9 performs his first public concert in Berlin
1900 – General Redvers Buller returns to England
1939 – Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
1963 – Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
1973 – Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
1993 – “Wonderful Tennessee” opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1815 – John Edwards, American politician (US Representative Arkansas) Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1894)
1930 – Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia (1979-84), born in Pekan, Pahang, Federated Malay States, British Malaya (d. 2019)
1936 – David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
1937 – Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, born in Madrid (d. 2016)
1968 – Adrian Dale, South African cricketer (prolific Glamorgan and England A batsman), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
1987 – Charlie White, American ice dancer

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Famous Deaths

1537 – Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII and Queen of England (1536-7), dies of postnatal complications at 28
1667 – Gabriel Metsu, Dutch painter, buried
1672 – John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
1949 – Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70
1970 – Richard Hofstadter, American historian, dies at 54
1971 – Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73

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