Today in History for 12th September 2018

Historical Events

1733 – Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
1876 – King Leopold II opens Congo-conference
1920 – 7th Olympic games close in Antwerp Belgium
1944 – US Army troops entered Germany for 1st time
1993 – Wang Junxia runs a women’s 3000 m world record (8:12.29) at the Chinese National Games
1997 – NY Met John Olerud hits for the cycle

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Famous Birthdays

1492 – Lorenzo II de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1519)
1856 – Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
1937 – Wes Hall, Barbadian former cricketer and politician, born in Glebe Land, Station Hill, Barbados
1948 – Luis Lima, Argentinian tenor
1962 – Amy Yasbeck, Blue Ash, Ohio, American actress (Casey Davenport-Wings, Mask)
1976 – Bizzy Bone (Bryon Anthony McCane), American rapper, (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)

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Famous Deaths

413 – Marcellinus of Carthage, Christian saint
1672 – Tanneguy Lefebvre, French classical scholar (b. 1615)
1861 – George N. Briggs, American lawyer and politician, 19th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 65
1947 – Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), dies at 89
1995 – Jeremy Brett, [Peter Huggins], English actor (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 61
2001 – Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), dies of a heart attack at 74

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