Today in History for 19th November 2018

Historical Events

1893 – 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers
1947 – 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
1985 – Herb Gardner’s “I’m Not Rappaport” premieres in NYC
1987 – France performs nuclear test
2017 – Martin Truex Jr., driving for Furniture Row Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by 5 points from Kyle Busch

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Famous Birthdays

1600 – Charles I, King of England (1625-49) who was executed by Parliament, born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (d. 1649)
1835 – Fitzhugh Lee, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
1906 – Jacques Leguerney, composer
1925 – Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
1974 – Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
1976 – Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

1630 – Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
1942 – Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), shot and killed by German Nazi at 50
1994 – Julian Gustave Symons, British crime writer and poet, dies at 82
1998 – Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
2004 – Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
2007 – Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53

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Today in History for 18th November 2018

Historical Events

1932 – 5th Academy Awards: Fredric March and Wallace Beery in 1st ever tie for Best Actor. “Grand Hotel” and Helen Hayes also win.
1966 – US Roman Catholic bishops ends rules against eating meat on Fridays
1973 – Arab oil ministers cancel the scheduled 5 percent cut in production for EEC
2001 – Home crowd favourite Leyton Hewitt wins his first of 2 season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a 6–3, 6–3, 6–4 victory over Frenchman Sébastien Grosjean in Sydney, Australia
2007 – 59th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Jimmie Johnson wins
2012 – Brad Keselowski wins the 2012 Nascar Sprint Cup

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Famous Birthdays

1897 – Jules Buffano, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
1900 – Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist (Ditters and Jitters)
1906 – George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
1957 – Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
1966 – Darren Flutie, CFL slot back (Edmonton Eskimos)
1974 – Chloë Sevigny, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1154 – Adélaide de Maurienne, wife of Louis VI of France (b. 1092)
1724 – Bartolomeu de Gusmão, Portuguese naturalist (b. 1685)
1918 – Reggie Schwartz, South African cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies at 43
1919 – Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
1995 – Ted Sannella, square dance caller, dies of cancer
1999 – Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky ), dies at 88

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Today in History for 17th November 2018

Historical Events

1558 – Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary
1831 – Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
1877 – Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
1905 – The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1937 – Britain’s Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
2002 – Australian Leyton Hewitt scores back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a classic 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4 victory over Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in Shanghai, China

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Famous Birthdays

1925 – Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
1929 – Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
1943 – Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina
1944 – Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame Coach
1947 – Inky Mark, Canadian politician
1992 – Darian Weiss, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1690 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier, dies at 80
1862 – Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1902 – Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social reformer (b. 1847)
1905 – Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
1921 – John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
1986 – Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

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Today in History for 16th November 2018

Historical Events

1805 – Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French
1849 – Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor
1856 – Amsterdam post office at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal opens
1950 – US President Harry Truman proclaims emergency crisis caused by communist threat
1962 – Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 73 points vs NY Knicks
1974 – John Lennon’s only solo #1 “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”

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Famous Birthdays

1603 – Augustyn Kordecki, Polish prior (d. 1673)
1609 – Henrietta Maria, French-born, Queen Consort of England (d. 1669)
1643 – Jean Chardin, French explorer (d. 1703)
1762 – Petronella Moens, Frisian author/poetess
1870 – Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)
1970 – Jason Carthen, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)

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Famous Deaths

1785 – Johan Gottschalk Wallerius, Swedish chemist and mineralogist, dies at 76
1932 – Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
1960 – Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59
1965 – Harry Blackstone Sr., American magician, dies at 80
1973 – Alan Watts, writer/popularizer of Zen, dies in Calif
2005 – Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92

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Today in History for 15th November 2018

Historical Events

1926 – 1st formal radio network, RCA takes over ATandT 25 station Network (NBC)
1935 – Commonwealth of Philippines inaugurated
1949 – KRON TV channel 4 in San Francisco, California (NBC) begins broadcasting
1964 – Sudan Premier Ibrahim Abbud resigns
1966 – Gemini XII (Lovell and Aldrin) returns to Earth
1977 – US President Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

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Famous Birthdays

1746 – Joseph Quesnel, French Canadian composer and playwright (d. 1809)
1872 – Robert marquess of Flers, French author (Habit Vert)
1929 – Edward Asner, American actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant), born in Kansas City, Kansas
1932 – Petula Clark, Surrey England, rock vocalist (Downtown, My Love)
1939 – Thalmus Rasulala, [Jack Crowder], actor (Blacula, Roots), born in Miami, Florida
1991 – Shailene Woodley, American Actress (The Fault in Our Stars), born in San Bernardino County, California

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Famous Deaths

1842 – Joseph Rastrelli, composer, dies at 43
1984 – Baby Fae, who received a baboon’s heart, dies at 3 weeks
1990 – Bill E Herndon, actor (Rivals), dies at 54
1993 – Theo Huizenaar, Dutch boxing trainer (Bep van Klaveren), dies at 93
1994 – Volodymyr Ivashko, President of Ukraine (1990-91), dies
2004 – John Morgan, Canadian comedian (b. 1930)

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Today in History for 14th November 2018

Historical Events

1775 – -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
1863 – Nathan Bedford Forrest is assigned to command of West Tennessee
1952 – First regular UK singles chart published by the New Musical Express
1964 – “Folies Bergere” closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 191 performances
1981 – Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant ties Amos Alonzo Stagg with 314 football wins
1989 – Padres reliever Mark Davis wins NL Cy Young Award

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Famous Birthdays

1765 – Robert Fulton, American inventor and engineer (first commercial steamboat), born in Little Britain, Pennsylvania (d. 1815)
1891 – Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Alliston, Ontario (d. 1941)
1931 – Claudia Jane Archibald, parapsychologist
1935 – Gennadi Aleksandrovich Dolgopolov, cosmonaut
1960 – Tom Judson, American actor and composer
1964 – Rev Run, American rapper

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Famous Deaths

1556 – Giovanni Della Casa, Italian poet (Galateo), dies at 53
1967 – C. K. Nayudu, Indian cricketer (7 Tests for India in 30’s), dies at 72
1992 – Earnest FH Happel, East German soccer/trainer/coach, dies
1994 – John I M Stewart, detective writer (A Comedy of Terrors), dies at 88
1995 – John Lee Admiral-Barber, dies at 90
2012 – Brian Davies, Australia Rugby League player, dies at 82

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