Today in History for 20th September 2018

Historical Events

1924 – Carl Mays is 1st pitcher to win 20 games seasons for 3 different teams
1931 – Lou Gehrig’s 4 RBIs break his old RBI mark of 175 en route to 184
1961 – USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1979 – Jose E dod Santos becomes president of Angola
1997 – Yanks clinch 37th appearance in post season, 3rd consecutive
2015 – Pope Francis meets Fidel Castro in Havana, on the 1st day of his tour of Cuba

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Famous Birthdays

1924 – James Galanos, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
1931 – Cherd Songsri, Thai filmmaker (d. 2006)
1954 – Anne Mcintosh, British member European parliament
1956 – Debi Morgan, actress (All My Children, Cry Uncle), born in Dunn, North Carolina
1972 – Jenny Morris, Maryborough Australia, field hockey fullback (Olympics 1996)
1985 – David Allen, American composer and writer

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Famous Deaths

1863 – Jacob Grimm, German philologist, folklorist and editor of “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”, dies at 78
1880 – Donald McKay, Canadian-American naval architect (built fastest clipper ships), dies at 70
1884 – Leopold Fitzinger, Austrian zoologist (b.1802)
1897 – Karel Bendl, Czech composer, dies at 59
1988 – Roy Kinnear, actor (Casanova, Pirates, Scrooge, Help!), dies at 54
2015 – Jack Larson, American playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), dies at 87

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