Today in History for 5th October 2019

Historical Events

1813 – Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
1924 – 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
1930 – Homecoming of the bodies of Swedish polar balloon expedition (1897) led by Salomon August Andrée
1942 – St Louis Cardinals win club’s 4th Baseball World Series; beat NY Yankees, 4-2 in Game 5 at Yankee Stadium for 4-1 series victory
1957 – Yugoslav dissident Milovan Djilos sentenced to 7 years
1991 – USSR reduces nuclear weapons arsenal

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Famous Birthdays

1808 – Winand Staring, Dutch geologist (Geology of Netherlands), born in Wildenborch, Vorden, Netherlands (d. 1877)
1920 – Robert Feenstra, Dutch law historian
1935 – Arlene Saunders, American soprano, born in Cleveland, Ohio
1947 – Brian Johnson, English singer-songwriter (AC/DC), born in Dunston, Gateshead
1963 – Laura Davies, British golfer (4 major titles; US Open 1987), born in Coventry, England
1970 – Thomas Randolph, American NFL cornerback (NY Giants), born in Norfolk, Virginia

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Famous Deaths

1919 – Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
1981 – Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), dies in a plane crash at 48
1986 – James H. Wilkinson, English mathematician (b. 1919)
2003 – Dan Snyder, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1978)
2007 – Justin Tuveri, Italian veteran of the First World War (b. 1898)
2011 – Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, dies at 89

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