Today in History for 19th September 2018

Historical Events

1864 – 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
1949 – “Late Spring”, Japanese film directed by Yasujirō Ozu, starring Chishū Ryū, Setsuko Hara and Haruko Sugimura, is released in Japan
1989 – Appeals court restores America’s Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US’s use of a catamaran)
2004 – 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader and Allison Janney win
2009 – 34th Toronto International Film Festival: “Precious” directed by Lee Daniels wins the People’s Choice Award
2017 – US President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations vowing to “totally destroy North Korea” if threatens the US

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Famous Birthdays

1898 – Giuseppe Saragat, president of Italy (1964-71)
1920 – Karen Khachiturian, composer
1927 – Rosemary Harris, British actress (Spider-Man, The Lion in Winter, Holocaust, Notorious Woman, Tom and Viv), born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
1947 – Steve Bartlett, (Rep-R-TX, 1983- )
1947 – Tanith Lee, British sci-fi author (Don’t Bite the Sun), born in London
1952 – Rhys Chatham, composer

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Famous Deaths

1339 – Emperor Go-Daigo of Japan (b. 1288)
1356 – Gautier de Brienne, duke of Athens/French supreme commander, dies
1936 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
1974 – Eve March, actress (Adam’s Rib, Danny Boy), dies at 63
1988 – Oren Lee Staley, 1st President of National the Farmers Organization (1955-79), dies at 65
1997 – Rich Mullins, American singer (b. 1955)

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