Today in History for 9th September 2019

Historical Events

1926 – National Broadcasting Company created by Radio Corporation of America
1928 – Silvio Cator of Haiti, sets then long jump record at 26′ ½”
1964 – John Osborne’s “Inadmissable Evidence” premieres in London
1994 – Space shuttle STS 64 (Discovery 20) launches into orbit
1995 – “Broadway Limited” last train ride (began in 1902)
2006 – US Open Women’s Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her first US title; overpowers Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4

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Famous Birthdays

384 – Flavius Honorius, Eastern Roman Republic emperor (395-423), born in Constantinople (d. 423)
1924 – Bettejane “Jane” Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2001)
1946 – Hayato Tani, Japanese actor
1947 – David Rosenboom, composer
1973 – Todd McMillon, American football player (Saskatchewan Roughriders), born in Bellflower, California
1983 – Cleveland Taylor, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in Leicester, United Kingdom

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Famous Deaths

1876 – American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
1901 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter, dies at 36
1962 – Pat Rooney, American vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82
1966 – Nestor Paiva, American-Portuguese actor (Zorro, The Creature from the Black Lagoon), dies of cancer at 61
1969 – Katherine Singleton, actress/Miss Universe (1926), dies at 65
2012 – Ron Taylor, Australian shark expert and cinematographer, dies from myeloid leukemia at 78

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