Today in History for 29th October 2019

Historical Events

1889 – Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia
1950 – British Chancellor of the Exchequer (Minister of Finance) Stafford Cripps resigns
1967 – Galt MacDermot, Gerome Ragni and James Rado’s musical “Hair” premieres in NYC
1977 – “Act” opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 233 performances
1994 – Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
2005 – Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing, Belmont Park; winners: Saint Liam, Stevie Wonderboy, Pleasant Home, Shirocco, Intercontinental, Folklore, Artie Schiller, Silver Train

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Famous Birthdays

1815 – Ľudovít Štúr, Slovak politician, author of Slovak language (d. 1856)
1920 – Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I, Indian Catholic
1940 – José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop
1957 – Dan Castellaneta, American voice actor, Best known as the voice of Homer Simpson
1967 – Greg Gohr, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Santa Clara, California
1985 – Severino Jefferson, Brazilian football player

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Famous Deaths

1666 – James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)
1856 – Carel Sirardus Willem van Hogendorp, Dutch colonial director, dies at 68
1873 – Johan N M J, king of Saxon (1854-73), dies
1947 – Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83
1962 – Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, dies at 77
1992 – Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies

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