Today in History for 23rd October 2018

Historical Events

1668 – Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade
1903 – 8th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 18-6 in Montgomery
1935 – Johnny Revolta wins PGA golf tournament
1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is composer Ralph Rainger (“Thanks for the Memory”)
1944 – Soviet army invades Hungary
1987 – Dutch government gives Fokker’s Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit

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Famous Birthdays

1810 – William Leidesdorff, Mixed-race early Californian businessman, born in Christiansted, Virgin Islands, Danish West Indies (d. 1848)
1851 – Guillaume Couture, composer
1918 – Mary Jeanette “Peggy” Moran, American actress (Double Date, Horror Island), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 2002)
1927 – Sonny [William] Criss, American jazz musician (bebop, Jazz USA), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1977)
1931 – Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)
1962 – Beatie Edney, actress (Diary of a Mad Old Man), born in London, England

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Famous Deaths

1774 – Michel Benoist, French Jesuit missionary and scientist, dies at 59
1901 – Georg von Siemens, founder (Deutsche Bank), dies
1936 – (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
1976 – Leonard Lee, American vocalist (Shirley and Lee-I’m Gone), dies at 40
1990 – Louis Althusser, French philosopher, dies
1998 – Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)

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Today in History for 22nd October 2018

Historical Events

794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
1884 – Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
1913 – Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
1936 – 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1938 – Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1968 – Apollo 7 returns to Earth

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Famous Birthdays

1876 – Karl B Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother)
1908 – John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
1915 – Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don’t Eat the Daisies)
1919 – Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
1942 – Robin John Maconie, composer
1972 – Tyrone Williams, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire)

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Famous Deaths

1852 – Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86
1994 – David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
1995 – Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81
1997 – Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
2009 – Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
2017 – Paul J. Weitz, American test pilot and NASA astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6), dies at 85

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Today in History for 21st October 2018

Historical Events

1902 – In the United States, a five month strike by United Mine Workers ends.
1938 – Japanese troops occupies Canton
1948 – Beersheba liberated by Israeli army
1965 – Vivian Beaumont Theater (NYC) opens
1970 – Nobel prize of peace awarded to Norman E Borlaugh
1986 – US writer Edward A Tracy kidnap in Beirut

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Famous Birthdays

1449 – George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III (d. 1478)
1672 – Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian Zaporozhian Cossack starshina and diplomat, born in Vileyka Raion, Belarus (d. 1742)
1907 – Jules Chevalier, French priest (b. 1824)
1955 – Eric Faulkner, rock guitarist (Bay City Rollers), born in Edinburgh, Scotland
1961 – Mark Finch, film festival organiser
1972 – Saffron Burrows, English actress

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Famous Deaths

1221 – Alix of Thouars, Duchess of Brittany (b. 1201)
1919 – Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77
1966 – Gertrude Hoffman, actress (Mrs Odetts-My Little Margie), dies at 95
1996 – Abdelhamid Benhadugah, novelist, dies at 71
1997 – Dolph Camilli, Bkln Dodger/MVP (1941), dies at 90
2007 – Paul Fox, English musician and singer (The Ruts), dies at 56

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Today in History for 20th October 2018

Historical Events

1600 – Battle of Sekigahara sets Tokugawa clan as Japan’s rulers (shoguns)
1929 – Bayshore Highway opens (San Francisco)
1967 – Charlie Finley names Bob Kennedy 1st manager of Oakland A’s
1968 – American sprinter Jim Hines anchors US men’s 4 x 100m relay team to win his second gold medal at the Mexico City Olympics; with team mates Charles Greene, Mel Pender and Ronnie Ray Smith sets world record 38.24s
1971 – Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland
1989 – Pakistan win Sharjah Trophy over India and WI on round-robin

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Famous Birthdays

1660 – Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
1939 – Jay Siegel, rock bassist (Tokens-Lion Sleeps Tonight), born in Brooklyn, New York
1953 – Keith Hernandez, MLB 1st baseman (St Louis Cardinals, NY Mets), born in San Francisco, California
1954 – Suru Nayak, cricketer (two Tests for India v England 1982)
1955 – Robert ten Brink, Dutch TV host/cabaret artist
1983 – Alex Nackman, musician

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Famous Deaths

1525 – Joannes Custos, S Neth humanist, dies at about 50
1926 – Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)
1936 – Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, dies at 70
1944 – Gabriel Groulez, French composer, dies at 65
1964 – Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90
2004 – Chuck Hiller, American baseball player (b. 1934)

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Today in History for 19th October 2018

Historical Events

1466 – The Thirteen Years’ War ends with the Second Peace of Thorn, Germany
1512 – Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia)
1968 – Derry Citizen’s Action Committee, formed Oct 9, stages illegal sit-down at Guildhall Square as part of large civil disobedience campaign
1983 – Senate establishes Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday
1999 – MLB National League Championship: Atlanta Braves beat New York Mets, 4 games to 2
2003 – Mother Teresa of Calcutta is beatified by Pope John Paul II

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Famous Birthdays

1921 – Gunnar Nordahl, Swedish soccer player (Olympic gold 1948)
1921 – George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2002)
1952 – Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, Mexican spanish singer/actress (Nana)
1956 – Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1969 – Erwin Sánchez, Bolivian footballer
1982 – Gonzalo Pineda, Mexican footballer

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Famous Deaths

1937 – Betty Carver, wife of English WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, dies
1985 – Alfred Rouleau, French Canadian businessman (b. 1915)
1988 – Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
1992 – Gert Nastian, general and companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69
1993 – Bert Schoofs, table tennis star, dies at 48
2007 – Michael Maidens, English footballer with Hartlepool United (b. 1987)

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Today in History for 18th October 2018

Historical Events

1944 – Eisenhower, Bradley and Montgomery confer in Brussels
1953 – Willie Thrower becomes 1st black NFL quarterback in modern times
1955 – University of California discovers anti-proton
1961 – “West Side Story”, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, the film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, starring Natalie Wood, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1962)
1973 – Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar and dollar coin
1992 – Start of Zimbabwe’s 1st Test match, v India at Harare

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Famous Birthdays

1844 – Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer
1865 – Arie de Jong, Dutch linguist (d. 1957)
1898 – Raymond Glenn, American actor (Raisin in the Sun, Carmen Jones), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 1974)
1905 – Felix Houphouet-Boigny, President of Ivory coast (1960-93)
1941 – William “Billy” Cox, Guitarist (performed with Jimi Hendrix), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
1965 – Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist

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Famous Deaths

1503 – Pius III, [Francesco Todeschini], Pope (9/22-10/18/1503), dies
1744 – Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, close friend of Queen Anne of Great Britain, dies at 84
1985 – Benjamin Moloisi, South African poet/Anc’er, hanged at 30
1995 – Thomas Lyttle, paramilitary, dies at 56
2011 – Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, dies at 101
2013 – Mary Carver [Carvellas], American actress (Simon and Simon, Star Trek: Enterprise), dies at 89

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Today in History for 17th October 2018

Historical Events

1854 – French and British forces bombard Sevastopol for the first time during the Crimean War
1862 – Battle of Leetown and Thoroughfare Gap, VA
1945 – Loyalty Day in Argentina, mass demonstrations held to release Juan Perón
1979 – Pittsburgh Pirates beat Balt Orioles, 4 games to 3 in 76th World Series
1994 – Kapil Dev’s final one-day international (v West Indies)
2012 – Lance Armstrong loses a host of endorsements in the wake of his doping scandal

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Famous Birthdays

1875 – Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer (Yes and No!)
1893 – Jean Binet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva (d. 1960)
1955 – Sam Bottoms, actor (Prime Risk, Savages), born in Santa Barbara, California
1971 – Byron Chamberlain, NFL/WLAF tight end Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire)
1983 – Daniel Booko, American actor
1984 – Chris Lowell, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1174 – Queen Petronila of Aragon (b. 1135)
1776 – Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)
1910 – William V Moody, US poet (Sabine Woman, Great Divide), dies
1994 – Augustus John “Gus” Risman, rugby League Player, dies at 83
2000 – Leo Nomellini, wrestler (b. 1924)
2001 – Rehavam Zeevi, Israeli politician (b. 1926)

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Today in History for 16th October 2018

Historical Events

1939 – George Kaufman and Moss Hart’s “The Man Who Came to Dinner” premieres in NYC, running until 1941 for 739 performances
1967 – WETK TV channel 33 in Burlington, VT (PBS) begins broadcasting
1969 – 100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5
1973 – The Gulf Six (Iran, Iraq, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) unilaterally raise the posted price of Saudi Light marker crude-oil by 17 percent
2002 – Bibliotheca Alexandrina in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, is officially inaugurated.
2014 – MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1

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Famous Birthdays

1729 – Pierre van Maldere, composer
1762 – Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
1897 – Louis de Cazenave, France’s oldest living man
1918 – Bill Nichols, (Rep-D-AL, 1967- )
1938 – Carl Gunter Jr, Louisiana State Representative (d. 1999)
1943 – C Fred Turner, rock bassist/vocalist (Bachman-Turner Overdrive)

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Famous Deaths

775 – Mansur, kalief of Abbasiden, dies
1726 – Giovanni Maria Capelli, composer, dies at 77
1968 – Ellis Kinder, American baseball player, dies at 54
1982 – Hans Selye, Austrian-Canadian endocrinologist, dies at 75
1984 – Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Ford Theater), dies at 53 of cancer
1992 – Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94

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Today in History for 15th October 2018

Historical Events

1959 – “Untouchables” premieres
1971 – The start of the 2,500-year celebration of Iran, celebrating the birth of Persia
1976 – 1st debate of major-ticket VP nominees Mondale (D) vs Dole (R)
1986 – MLB National League Championship: New York Mets beat Houston Astros, 4 games to 2
1997 – Britain’s Andy Green sets jet-powered car record (763.035 mph)
2011 – Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries

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Famous Birthdays

1686 – Allan Ramsay, Scottish poet (d. 1758)
1844 – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher and philologist (Beyond Good and Evil), born in Röcken, Saxony, Prussia (d. 1900)
1879 – Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
1919 – Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist (d. 1985)
1932 – Riekus Waskowsky, poet
1951 – Hani Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan (2016-present), born in Amman, Jordan

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Famous Deaths

1539 – Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies
1674 – Robert Herrick, English poet (‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may’), dies at 83
1819 – Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)
1917 – Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, executed by firing squad at 41
1934 – Raymond Poincaré, French president and Prime Minister (1912), dies at 74
1960 – Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84

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Today in History for 14th October 2018

Historical Events

1946 – Netherland and Indonesia sign cease fire
1949 – Ezzard Charles TKOs Pat Valentino in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 – Malagasy Republic becomes autonomous republic in French Community
1978 – NY Yank Reggie Jackson causes World Series controversy by getting in the way of a throw to 1st and deflects the ball away
1990 – Cathy Gerring wins LPGA Trophee Urban World Golf Championship
2012 – 20 people are gunned down in a mosque in Dogo Dawa, Nigeria

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Famous Birthdays

1907 – Barend Barendse, Dutch sports reporter and actor (Zeskamp, Oebele), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1981)
1947 – Lukas Resetarits, Austrian cabaret artist, born in Stinatz, Austria
1967 – Dave Hajek, infielder (Houston Astros), born in Roseville, California
1973 – DeJuan Wheat, NBA guard (Minn Timberwolves)
1981 – Boof Bonser, American baseball player
1996 – Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna

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Famous Deaths

1552 – Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
1943 – Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
1984 – Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918)
1996 – William John Raff Hooper, British cartoonist (Percy Prune), dies at 80
2005 – Jody Dobrowski, English murder victim (b. 1981)
2012 – Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33

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