Today in History for 10th November 2018

Historical Events

1891 – 1st Women’s Christian Temperance Union meeting held (in Boston)
1945 – Heavy battle in Surabaya between Indonesian nationalists and returning colonialists after World War II, celebrated as Heroes’ Day (Hari Pahlawan).
1946 – Communists win many seats at French parliamentary election
1977 – Amsterdam: Red Army Faction terrorists Gert Schneider and Christof Wackernagel arrested
1979 – Train detrailment in Mississauga, Ontario; a 106 car train derails causing the evacuation of 200,000 people
1988 – MLB All-Star team beats Japan 3-1 in Tokyo (Game 5 of 7)

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Famous Birthdays

1480 – Bridget of York, English princess and nun, born in Eltham Palace, London (d. 1517)
1668 – Louis III, Prince of Condé and Duke de Bourbon, born in Paris (d. 1710)
1879 – Patrick Pearse, Irish poet, nationalist and political activist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
1924 – Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as “The Professor” on Gilligan’s Island, born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
1975 – Jim Adkins, American musician
1977 – Josh Barnett, American Mixed Martial Artist

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Famous Deaths

1909 – George Essex Evans, Australian poet (b. 1863)
1909 – Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, dies at 61
1966 – Evelyn Sears, American tennis player (US National 1907), dies at 91
1978 – Theo Lingen, German director and actor (M, Charm of La Boheme), dies at 75
1992 – Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, dies at 71
2007 – Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87

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