Today in History for 7th October 2019

Historical Events

1882 – 1st World Series (game 2), Chicago (NL) beats Cincinnati (AA) 2-0
1916 – The German submarine U-53 arrives off Newport, Rhode Island, and sinks 9 British merchant ships in international waters
1926 – Italian Great Fascist Council forms
1935 – Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series
1935 – Himmler, Hess and Heydrich inspect the concentration camp at Dachau
2014 – Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics for inventing blue light emitting diodes

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Famous Birthdays

1917 – June Allyson, actress (Till the Clouds Roll By, Vegas), born in The Bronx, New York
1926 – Marcello Abbado, composer
1934 – Willie Naulls, NBA star (NY Knicks)
1953 – Christopher Norris, American actress (Summer of ’42, Eat My Dust), born in NYC, New York
1960 – Kyosuke Himuro, Japanese singer
1977 – Meighan Desmond, New Zealand actress

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Famous Deaths

1620 – Stanisław Żółkiewski, Polish military leader (b. 1547)
1944 – Helmut Lent, German night-fighter ace in World War II, dies at 26
1991 – Leo Durocher, baseball player and manager (Dodgers, Giants), dies at 86
1995 – Gérard de Vaucouleurs, French astronomer, dies at 77
2009 – Shelby Singleton, American record label owner and producer (Smash Records, Mercury Records), dies of brain cancer at 77
2012 – John Tchicai, Danish jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 76

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