Today in History for 17th November 2018

Historical Events

1558 – Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen “Bloody” Mary
1831 – Ecuador and Venezuela separated from Greater Colombia
1877 – Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
1905 – The Eulsa Treaty is signed between Japan and Korea.
1937 – Britain’s Lord Halifax visits Germany, beginning of appeasement
2002 – Australian Leyton Hewitt scores back-to-back season-ending Tennis Masters Cup titles with a classic 7–5, 7–5, 2–6, 2–6, 6–4 victory over Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero in Shanghai, China

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Famous Birthdays

1925 – Colin Campbell Mitchell, soldier
1929 – Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
1943 – Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina
1944 – Jim Boeheim, Hall of Fame Coach
1947 – Inky Mark, Canadian politician
1992 – Darian Weiss, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1690 – Charles de Sainte-Maure, duc de Montausier, French soldier, dies at 80
1862 – Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
1902 – Hugh Price Hughes, Methodist Social reformer (b. 1847)
1905 – Adolphe of Luxembourg, (b. 1817)
1921 – John McLaren, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1912), dies
1986 – Georges Besse, French president-director of Renault, murdered

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