Today in History for 1st November 2018

Historical Events

996 – First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the ‘Ostarrîchi Document’
1800 – John Adams becomes the first US President to live in the White House
1904 – George Bernard Shaw’s comedy play “John Bull’s Other Island” premieres in London
1920 – Eugene O’Neill’s “Emperor Jones” premieres in NYC
1956 – Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is formed
2012 – 46th Country Music Association Award: Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert wins

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Famous Birthdays

1782 – Viscount Goderich, (Tory), British PM (1827-28)
1909 – Bruno Bjelinski, composer
1936 – Eddie Colman, English footballer (d. 1958)
1940 – Ramesh Chandra Lahoti, Chief Justice of India
1942 – John M Spratt Jr, (Rep-D-SC, 1983- )
1963 – Rick Allen, rock drummer (Def Leppard-Hysteria, Rock of Ages)

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Famous Deaths

1296 – Guillaume Durand, French writer (b. 1230)
1768 – Pierre van Maldere, composer, dies at 39
1770 – Alexander Cruden “Alexander the Corrector”, Scottish biblical scholar and eccentric, compiler of a concordance to King James Bible, dies at 71
1962 – Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
1975 – Doro Merande, actress (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 77
1995 – James Ralph Darling, teacher, dies at 96

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