Today in History for 3rd September 2019

Historical Events

1260 – Battle of Ain Djaloet, Palestine defeats Mongols army
1882 – French/Vietnamese/Chinese battle at Hanoi, 100s die
1947 – Philadelphia A’s rookie pitcher Bill McCahan no-hits Washington Senators, 3-0
1965 – Preparing a move to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels change their name to the California Angels
1972 – Great Britain’s Mary Peters sets a new world record of 4801 points to win the Munich Olympics pentathlon gold by just 10 points from Heide Rosendahl of West Germany
1997 – A Vietnam Airlines Tupolev TU-134 crashes on approach into Phnom Penh airport, killing 64.

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Famous Birthdays

1693 – Charles Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Derwentwater, British politician, born in Little Parndon, Essex (d. 1746)
1719 – Ferdinand Zellbell the younger, Swedish composer and co-founder of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1780)
1902 – Mantan Moreland, American actor and comedian (Charlie Chan, Spirit of Youth), born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 1973)
1926 – Bill Flemming, American journalist and sportscaster (ABC’s Wide World of Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
1931 – Albert DeSalvo, American criminal (The Boston Strangler), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1973)
1950 – Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King’s X), born in Braidwood, Illinois

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Famous Deaths

1420 – Robert Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany, regent of Scotland
1811 – Ignaz Franzl, composer, dies at 75
1954 – Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 65
1963 – Cruys Voorbergh [Ernest Pieter Coningh], Dutch actor and director (De vliegende Hollander , Flying Dutchman), dies from cardiac arrest at 64
1980 – Barbara O’Neil, actress (Tower of London, Stella Dallas)
2008 – Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, dies at 90

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