Today in History for 16th September 2018

Historical Events

1949 – KABC TV channel 7 in Los Angeles, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 – Brian Kilby wins marathon: (2:23:18.8)
1963 – Federation of Malaysia formed by Malaya, Singapore, British North Borneo (Sabah) and Sarawak
1979 – Catfish Hunter Day at Yankee Stadium
1979 – USSR performs nuclear test
1996 – Space Shuttle STS 79 (Atlantis 17), launches into space

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Famous Birthdays

1818 – Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)
1929 – Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
1933 – George Chakiris, Norwood Ohio, actor (West Side Story)
1934 – Eva Clayton, (Rep-D-North Carolina)
1967 – Hiroya Oku, Japanese Manga-ka
1984 – Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer

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Famous Deaths

1542 – Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
1589 – Michael Baius, Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1652 – Dirck Janszoon Sweelinck, Dutch composer, dies at 61
1936 – Karl Buresch, Austrian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
1945 – Johannes “Pa” van der Steur, Dutch missionary and philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
1990 – Loretta Tupper, radio/TV entertainer, dies of cancer at 84

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