Today in History for 25th October 2019

Historical Events

1885 – Johannes Brahms’ 4th Symphony in E premieres
1984 – Rangers beat Devils 11-2
1984 – West German Chancellor Rainer Barzel resigns due to corruption
1987 – Minnesota Twins win their 1st World Series championship beating St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 84th World Series
1994 – Susan Smith claims her 2 kids were carjacked (she actually killed them)
2005 – Then longest Baseball World Series game in time (5 hours, 41 mins) and tied longest in innings (14, tied with Game 2, 1916 WS and Game 1, 2015 WS); Cubs beat Astros, 7-5 in Game 3 at Minute Maid Park, Houston

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Famous Birthdays

1683 – Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, British politician, born in London (d. 1757)
1884 – Eduardo Barrios, Chilean novelist (The Love-Crazed Boy), born in Valparaíso, Chile (d. 1963)
1925 – Yakov Rylsky, USSR sabre team (Olympic bronze 1956), born in Aleksandrovka, Verkhubinsky District, Kazakhstan (d. 1999)
1926 – William “Biff” McGuire, American actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut
1948 – Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky
1970 – Ed Robertson, Canadian musician (Barenaked Ladies), born in Scarborough, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1400 – Geoffrey Chaucer, British author known as the “Father of English literature” (The Canterbury Tales), dies at 56 or 57
1415 – Robert of Bar, French knight, dies in battle
1604 – Claude de la Tremoille, French duke of Thouars/huguenot, dies
1806 – Henry Knox, American general (Continental Army and later the United States Army), dies at 56
1895 – Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), dies at 76
2001 – Yoritsune Matsudaira, Japanese composer, dies at 94

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