Today in History for 27th October 2019

Historical Events

1920 – Westinghouse radio station in East Pittsburgh, KDKA begins
1945 – 1st edition of Elseviers Weekly newspaper (Elseviers Magazine)
1970 – “Light, Lively and Yiddish” opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 87 performances
1982 – IBM ROM is capable of EGA graphics
1990 – Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Bayakoa, Fly So Free, In The Wings, Meadow Star, Royal Academy, Safely Kept, Unbridled
2014 – Taylor Swift releases her 5th studio album “1989” (2015 Billboard Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2016)

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Famous Birthdays

1156 – Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1194-1222), born in Saint-Gilles, Gard, France (d. 1222)
1942 – Anita Roddick, English cosmetic manufacturer (Body Shop), born in Littlehampton, West Sussex
1956 – Jaq D. Hawkins, British author, occultist and lecturer, born in California
1970 – Vernon Lewis, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots), born in Houston, Texas
1971 – Jorge Soto, Peruvian soccer midfielder (101 caps; Sporting Cristal), born in Lima, Peru
1981 – Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier, born in Penticton, British Columbia

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Famous Deaths

1542 – Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
1833 – Ferdinand Franzl, composer, dies at 66
1848 – Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
1980 – Steve Peregrin Took, English musician (Tyrannosaurus Rex), dies of a drug overdose at 31
1990 – Princess Sophie von Hohenberg, daughter of assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria (b. 1901)
2006 – Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)

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