Today in History for 4th November 2019

Historical Events

1520 – Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden
1867 – 90 kegs of powder used to get rock from Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, for seawall
1924 – California legalizes professional boxing (illegal since 1914)
1958 – Democrats win US congressional election
1987 – Benito Santiago, Padres catcher, wins NL Rookie of Year
1990 – “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story” opens at Shubert NYC for 225 performances

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Famous Birthdays

1891 – Miroslav Krejci, Czech composer
1899 – Carlos Pellicer, Mexican museum director/poet (Teotihuacan)
1902 – Frank Jenks, American actor (Colonel Flack, Zombies on Broadway), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1962)
1903 – Ion Vasilescu, composer
1930 – Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), born in London, England (d. 1993)
1960 – Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Famous Deaths

1203 – Dirk VII, Count of Holland (1190-1203), dies
1850 – Gustav Schwab, German writer, dies at 58
1980 – Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer, 1st female in Canada to get bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, dies at 75
1997 – George Chambers, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (1981-86), dies at 69
2006 – Frank Arthur Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1915)
2009 – Hubertus Brandenburg, Roman Catholic Bishop of Stockholm (b. 1923)

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