Today in History for 7th September 2019

Historical Events

1497 – Flemish pretender Perkin Warbeck acclaimed as English King Richard IV on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall
1543 – Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V
1897 – George Davis (Giants) HR off Sport McAllister (Spiders) in DH
1952 – General Naguib forms Egyptian government and becomes Premier
1975 – US Open Men’s Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Manuel Orantes of Spain wins his only Grand Slam title; upsets #1 seed Jimmy Connors 6-4, 6-3, 6-4; played on green Har-Tru clay surface
1985 – US Open Women’s Tennis: Hana Mandlíková beats Martina Navratilova 7-6, 1-6, 7-6 for her first US title

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Famous Birthdays

1900 – Taylor Caldwell [Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell], Anglo-American novelist (Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician), born in Manchester, England (d. 1985)
1906 – Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1989)
1925 – Allan Blakeney, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Saskatchewan), born in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia (d. 2011)
1934 – Little Milton [James Milton Campbell], American blues singer and guitarist (Grits Ain’t Groceries), born in Inverness, Mississippi (d. 2005)
1954 – Benmont Tench, American rock keyboardist (Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
1965 – Darko Pančev, Macedonian footballer (won European Golden Boot Award 1991), born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia

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Famous Deaths

1731 – Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia as the first wife of Peter I of Russia, dies at 62
1871 – Mehmed E Ali Pasja, Turkish statesman, dies
1925 – John Wesley Work Jr., 1st African-American collector of folk songs and spirituals, dies at 52 or 54
1992 – Henry Ephron, American screenwriter (Daddy Long Legs), dies at 81
2006 – Julien Schoenaerts, Flemish actor (Daens/Medea), dies at 81
2010 – Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)

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