Today in History for 30th September 2019

Historical Events

1626 – Battle between King Bethlen Gabor and Earl Mansfeld-Wallenstein ends
1818 – Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France and England
1942 – Admiral Chester Nimitz’s B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map
1958 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 – Milwaukee Brewers lose 5-0 ending 213 straight games without a shutout
1985 – Howard Stern gets fired from WNBC AM (NY)

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Famous Birthdays

1879 – Ernst Isler, Swiss organist and critic, born in Zurich (d. 1944)
1917 – Yuri “Petrovich” Lyubimov, USSR, director (Taganka)
1920 – Ghazar Saryan, composer
1936 – James R Sasser, (Sen-D-Tenn, 1977- )
1946 – Claude Vorilhon, founder of Raelism, a ufo religion
1949 – Michel Tognini, Vincennes France, astronaut (Soyuz TM-15, sk: STS 93)

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Famous Deaths

1865 – Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian-Jewish scholar, dies at 65
1888 – Catherine Eddowes, English woman murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
1921 – Oskar Panizza, German writer (Das Liebeskonzil), dies at 77
1987 – Robert Schollum, Austrian composer, dies at 74
1994 – Roberto Viola, Argentine general/president (1981), dies at 69
2017 – Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let’s Make a Deal), dies at 96

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