Today in History for 9th November 2019

Historical Events

1918 – Following the collapse of Germany in World War I, the Weimar Republic of Germany is proclaimed
1962 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 – Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting lead a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland
1972 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 – Government De Uyl decides Palestijnse fugitives to support
1996 – Evander Holyfield upsets Mike Tyson in 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas to regain WBA heavyweight boxing title; second boxer, after Muhammad Ali, to win a heavyweight title 3 times

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Famous Birthdays

1389 – Isabella of Valois, queen consort of England, born in Paris (d. 1409)
1795 – Walter Geikie, Scottish painter, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1837)
1918 – Su Beng [Lim Tiau-hui], ‘Father of Taiwanese Independence’ (Taiwan’s 400-Year History), born in Taipei, Taiwan (d. 2019)
1968 – Jeff Brady, American NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1970 – Melanie Roche, Australian softball pitcher (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Bankstown, New South Wales
1980 – Dominique Maltais, Canadian snowboarder, born in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Canada

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Famous Deaths

1187 – Emperor Gaozong of Song, 10th emperor of Song dynasty, dies at 80
1801 – Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, dies at 56
1939 – Dirk Klop, Dutch intelligence lt, shot by German Abwehr
1992 – William Hillcourt, author (Boy Scout Handbook), dies at 92
2003 – Binod Bihari Verma, Indian Maithili literateur (b.1937)
2004 – Stieg Larsson, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), dies of a heart attack at 50

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