Today in History for 21st September 2018

Historical Events

1896 – British General Kitchener’s army occupies Dongola, Sudan
1922 – US President Warren G. Harding signs a joint resolution of approval to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine
1938 – The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
1970 – KAPP TV channel 35 in Yakima, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1984 – NASA launches Galaxy-C
2001 – University of Roorkee, becomes India’s 7th Indian Institute of Technology, rechristened as IIT Roorkee

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Allen Lane, English publisher/founder (Penguin Books)
1961 – Nancy Travis, American actress (Kim-Almost Perfect, Chaplin, 8 Men Out), born in NYC, New York
1965 – Richard Brown, NFL linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
1966 – Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
1980 – Aleksa Palladino, American actress
1980 – Robert Hoffman, American actor

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Famous Deaths

1796 – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
1809 – Alexander Reinagle, English-American composer, dies at 53
1961 – Maurice Delage, French composer, dies at 81
1988 – Christine Norden, British actress (Little Shop of Horrors, Night Beat), dies from pneumonia at 63
1995 – William Murray, teacher/educationalist, dies at 83
1997 – Jennifer Holt, American actress (b. 1920)

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