Today in History for 13th November 2018

Historical Events

866 – Pope Nicholas I answers the envoys of Boris (Ad consulta vestra)
1956 – US Supreme court rules race separation on buses in Alabama unconstitutional
1965 – Director Kenneth Tynan says the word “Fuck” on BBC
1978 – NASA launches HEAO 2
1982 – Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens in Washington D.C., featuring the names of over 58,000 US soldiers killed or missing in the Vietnam War
1990 – Oakland’s Bob Welch wins AL Cy Young Award

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Famous Birthdays

1699 – Jan Zach, Czech composer, born in Čelákovice, Bohemia (d. 1773) baptism date
1732 – John Dickinson, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania, born in Talbot County, Maryland (d. 1808)
1853 – John Drew Jr., American Shakespearean actor (The Big Bonanza), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1927)
1921 – Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
1930 – Fred Harris, American politician (Sen-D-Okla, 1964-73), born in Walters, Oklahoma
1969 – Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author

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Famous Deaths

1829 – Sam Patch, loses his live in a 125′ dive into Genesse Falls
1939 – George Nicholls Jr, actor (Finishing School), dies at 42
1991 – Ad Kosto, Dutch state secretary (PvdA), assassinated by bomb
2007 – Montague “Monty” Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family), dies of prostate cancer at 84
2016 – Enzo Maiorca, Italian freediver (17 world records), dies at 85
2016 – Leon Russell, American musician and singer-songwriter (Carny), dies at 74

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