Today in History for 15th September 2018

Historical Events

1644 – Giambattista Pamfili replaces Pope Urban VII as Innocent X
1928 – Alfred “Tich” Freeman becomes the only bowler to take 300 wickets in an English cricket season.
1938 – British PM Neville Chamberlain visits Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden
1982 – Israeli forces began pouring into west Beirut
1994 – “Sound of Motown” premieres in Rotterdam
2015 – EU Migrant Crisis: Hungary seals its border with Serbia with a razor-wire fence, stranding thousands of migrants

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Famous Birthdays

1913 – John Mitchell, Nixon’s attorney general who went to jail
1921 – Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), born in Vancouver (d. 2001)
1934 – Fred Nile, Australian politician
1946 – Fighting Mack, [Edwin Alberto], Antillian welterweight boxer
1946 – Tommy Lee Jones, American actor (Executioner’s Song, Bloody Monday, The Fugitive), born in San Saba, Texas
1972 – Amanda Lynn Granrud, Miss America-Montana (1996), born in Great Falls, Montana

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Famous Deaths

1500 – John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury
1707 – George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
1963 – Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane, Moon Over Manhattan), dies at 69
1978 – Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft builder, dies at 80
1994 – Haywood Frank Henry, sax player, dies at 81
2006 – Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (b. 1987)

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