Today in History for 26th September 2019

Historical Events

1872 – The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
1933 – Sidney Kingsley’s “Men in White” premieres in NYC
1950 – Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
1961 – “From the Second City” opens at Royale Theater NYC for 87 performances
1973 – Turkey’s state of siege ends (after 2½ years)
1994 – Switzerland bans racist propaganda

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Famous Birthdays

1406 – Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician, born in Belvoir, Leicestershire (d. 1430)
1711 – Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, born in London (d. 1779)
1897 – Victor Otto Stomps, German writer and publisher, born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1970)
1927 – Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (International Baccalaureate Organisation), born in Kilkenny, Ireland (d. 1990)
1952 – Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor, born in Niš, Serbia
1984 – Thore Schölermann, German actor, born in Iserlohn, Germany

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Famous Deaths

1371 – Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
1904 – Lafcadio Hearn, American author (Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan), dies at 54
2000 – Richard Mulligan, American actor (Soap, Empty’s Nest, Big Bus), dies at 67
2004 – Marianna Komlos, professional wrestling valet (b. 1969)
2008 – Marc Moulin, Belgian musician and journalist (b. 1942)
2011 – Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)

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