Today in History for 19th November 2018

Historical Events

1893 – 1st newspaper color supplement (NY World)
1916 – Samuel Goldwyn and Edgar Selwyn establish Goldwyn Pictures, the company later became one of the most successful independent filmmakers
1947 – 200″ mirror arrives at Mt Palomar
1985 – Herb Gardner’s “I’m Not Rappaport” premieres in NYC
1987 – France performs nuclear test
2017 – Martin Truex Jr., driving for Furniture Row Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series by 5 points from Kyle Busch

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Famous Birthdays

1600 – Charles I, King of England (1625-49) who was executed by Parliament, born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland (d. 1649)
1835 – Fitzhugh Lee, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1905)
1906 – Jacques Leguerney, composer
1925 – Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-born sociologist (Modernity and the Holocaust), born in Poznań (d. 2017)
1974 – Orlando Fuentes, Ellsworth AFB SD, half-lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996)
1976 – Benny Vansteelant, Belgian duathlete (d. 2007)

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Famous Deaths

1630 – Johann Hermann Schein, German composer (Opella Nova), dies at 44
1942 – Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), shot and killed by German Nazi at 50
1994 – Julian Gustave Symons, British crime writer and poet, dies at 82
1998 – Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
2004 – Helmut Griem, German actor (b. 1932)
2007 – Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53

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