Today in History for 5th September 2019

Historical Events

1519 – Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs
1698 – Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards
1786 – Montplaisir Ceramic factory opens in Schaarbeek Belgium
1796 – General Salicetti orders equal rights for Jews of Bologna, Italy
1990 – #12 seed Pete Sampras ends #3 Ivan Lendl’s bid for 9th straight US Open final with classic 6-4, 7-6, 3-6, 4-6, 6-2 quarter final win; goes on to win 1st career Grand Slam title
1994 – Kirgizia government resigns

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Famous Birthdays

1735 – Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1782)
1897 – Luella Gear, American actress (Joe and Mabel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
1933 – Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Chilean catholic archbishop, born in Santiago, Chile
1945 – Al Stewart, Scottish rocker (Year of the Cat), born in Glasgow, Scotland
1950 – Kathy Cronkite, American actress (Annie-Hizzonner), born in Washington, D. C.
1962 – Peter Wingfield, Welsh rocker and actor (Methos-Highlander), born in Cardiff

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Famous Deaths

1867 – Santiago Derqui, Argentinian politician (b. 1809)
1994 – Teddy Millington-Drake, English painter, dies at 62
1997 – Georg Solti, conductor, dead, dies at 84
1999 – Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, dies at 86
2002 – John “Jackie” Kelk, American actor and stand-up comedian (The Aldrich Family, The Adventures of Superman), dies of a lung infection at 79
2003 – Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), dies at 76

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