Today in History for 6th October 2019

Historical Events

1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
1925 – Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
1941 – German army occupies Briansk, USSR
1980 – Guyana adopts constitution
1996 – Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate
2002 – The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.

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Famous Birthdays

1459 – Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1507)
1824 – Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1908)
1886 – Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
1908 – Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
1921 – Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
1932 – Gloria Lane, educator/author/founder (Women’s International Center)

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Famous Deaths

1688 – Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman, dies at 35
1935 – Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer, dies at 83
1947 – Leevi Antti Madetoya, composer, dies at 60
1973 – Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, dies at 71
1996 – Martyn Taylor, teacher/campaigner, dies at 57
2000 – William Putnam Bundy, American attorney and intelligence expert (9th Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs), dies at 83

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