Today in History for 17th September 2018

Historical Events

1595 – Pope Clemens VIII recognizes Henry IV as King of France
1863 – Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
1935 – Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina chosen 2nd President of Philippines
1980 – Oak A’s Rick Langford is removed with 2 outs in 9th inning ending his consecutive complete-game streak at 22
1980 – “Divine Madness” starring Bette Midler, premieres
1993 – Last Russian troops leave Poland.

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Famous Birthdays

1815 – Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1868)
1930 – Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian violinist
1945 – Phil Jackson, American basketball player and coach (Knicks/Bulls/Lakers), born in Deer Lodge, Montana
1979 – Billy Miller, actor (The Young and the Restless), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1980 – Danny Haren, American baseball player
1981 – Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer

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Famous Deaths

1702 – Olof Rudbeck, Swedish scientist, writer and composer, dies at 71
1864 – Walter Savage Landor, English poet and writer (Imaginary Conversations), dies at 89
1877 – William Henry Fox Talbot, English photographic pioneer, dies at 77
1899 – Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
1972 – Akim Tamiroff, Armenian-Russian actor (Touch of Evil, For Whom the Bell Tolls), dies at 72
1994 – Vitas Gerulaitis, Lithuanian American tennis star (Davis Cup 1979), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40

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