Today in History for 30th October 2019

Historical Events

1943 – Soviet forces under Fyodor Ivanovich Tolbukhin commenced offensive on the 4th Ukranian Front
1944 – Scots Highlanders liberate Waalwijk
1967 – Ferdinand Bracke bicycles world record time (48,093 km)
1990 – Britain and France complete the “Chunnel” under the English Channel
1993 – Toronto Maple Leafs lose 1st game of season after going 10-0-0
2016 – Canada and the EU sign free trade deal after opposition by Belgium

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Famous Birthdays

1963 – Todd Sand, pairs skaters (Olympics 1994), born in Burbank, California
1964 – Howard Lederer, American poker player
1970 – Ekaterini Voggoli, Greek discus thrower
1983 – Trent Edwards, American Football Player
1984 – Eva Pigford, American model
1988 – Janel Parrish, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1680 – Antoinette Bourignon, Flemish mystic (b. 1616)
1936 – Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
1958 – Rose Macaulay, English writer (The Towers of Trebizond), dies at 77
1968 – Conrad Richter, American writer (Light in the Forest), dies at 78
1993 – Hernan Heleno Castro, El Salvadorian guerilla leader, murdered
2007 – Linda Stein, Ramones manager and real estate broker (b. 1945)

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