Today in History for 18th September 2018

Historical Events

1914 – Battle of Aisne ends with Germans beating French during WW I
1939 – Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
1949 – Baseball major league record 4 grand slams hit
1956 – Mickey Mantle is 8th to hit 50 HRs in a seaon
1980 – Royals Willie Wilson steals AL-record 28 consecutive base
1987 – USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Famous Birthdays

1636 – Pietro Sanmartini, composer
1910 – Henri A Cornelis, gov-general Belgian Congo/Rwanda-Urundi
1916 – Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (Final Justice, South Pacific, The Barefoot Contessa), born in Bolognia, Italy (d. 1994)
1933 – Robert Blake, Nutley NJ, (Baretta, Little Rascals, Coast to Coast)
1950 – Darryl Sittler, Canadian ice hockey player (Toronto Maple Leafs, Philadelphia Flyers and Detroit Red Wings), born in Kitchener, Ontario
1980 – Avi Strool, Israeli footballer

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Famous Deaths

1137 – Erik II Eimune, [Onvergetelijke], king of Denmark (1134-37), murdered
1905 – George MacDonald, sci-fi author (Princess and Curdie), dies at 80
1939 – Gwen John, Welsh painter, dies at 63
1960 – A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
1964 – Clive Bell, English art critic, dies at 83
2002 – Mauro Ramos, Brazilian football player (b. 1930)

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