Today in History for 13th September 2018

Historical Events

1953 – KGTV TV channel 10 in San Diego, CA (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
1969 – Plastic Ono Band’s (John, Yoko and Eric Clapton) 1st live performance
1981 – Jan Stephenson wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic
2015 – Evian Championship, Evian Resort: Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins by 6 from Lexi Thompson to become youngest major winner, 18yrs, 142 days
2017 – UN Secretary-General António Guterres says Rohingya refugee crisis now “catastrophic” as 370,000 confirmed to have fled Myanmar
2017 – Martin Shkreli’s bail revoked after he judged risk to community for posting $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair

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Famous Birthdays

1830 – Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer (The Child of the Parish), born in Zdislavič, Moravia (d. 1916)
1853 – Sophia Perovskaya, Soviet icon, aristocrat, and socialist revolutionary (Narodnaya Volya), who helped orchestrate the successful assassination of Alexander II of Russia, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
1907 – Victor Reinganum, artist
1928 – Ernest L Boyer, educator/chancellor (NY’s State Universities-SUNY)
1973 – Brian Evans, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
1978 – Megan Henning, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1806 – Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
1904 – Raden Ayu Kartini, Indonesian national heroine (b. 1879)
1931 – Lili Elbe [born Einar Wegener], Danish transgender woman, former painter, and 1st identifiable recipient of sex reassignment surgery (autobiography: Man into Woman), dies from complications involving a uterus transplant at 48
1971 – Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
1994 – John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
2001 – Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen’s Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85

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