Today in History for 24th November 2019

Historical Events

1914 – Benito Mussolini leaves Italy’s socialist party
1942 – French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes “African Falanx”
1949 – Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
1970 – 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
1986 – Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
2008 – Craig David releases his first Greatest Hits album

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Famous Birthdays

1884 – Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
1916 – Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term “sci-fi”
1934 – Claudio Prieto, composer
1940 – Paul Tagliabue, commissioner (NFL)
1968 – Bülent Korkmaz, Turkish footballer
1970 – Marlon James, Jamaican writer (A Brief History of Seven Killings), born in Kingston, Jamaica

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Famous Deaths

1807 – Joseph Brant [Thayendanegea], Mohawk leader, dies at 64
1840 – Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82
1916 – Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
1946 – Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, dies at 70
1984 – Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, dies at 66
2009 – Samak Sundaravej, 25th Prime Minister of Thailand (2008), dies at 74

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