Today in History for 22nd September 2018

Historical Events

1868 – Race riots in New Orleans, Louisiana
1965 – India and Pakistan ceases-fire goes into effect, ending Indo-Pakistani War
1969 – China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1983 – Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years (Royal Albert Hall, London))
1989 – “Baywatch” starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson debuts on NBC
1993 – STS-51 (Discovery) lands

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Famous Birthdays

1729 – George Wilhelm Gruber, composer
1900 – William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
1918 – Henryk Szeryng, Zelazowa Wola Poland, violinist (Brahms Concerto)
1971 – Ian Van Der Wal, swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Darwin, Australia
1981 – Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer, dancer, actor (Kanjani8)
1982 – Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer (Olympic gold 100/200m breaststroke 2004, 08), born in Tokyo, Japan

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Famous Deaths

1531 – Louise Van Savoye, French regent of king Francois I, dies at 55
1662 – John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
1975 – Patricia Doyle, actress (Wuthering Heights), dies at 60
1996 – Mohammed Ben Amhed Abdelghani, PM of Algeria (1979-84), dies
1997 – Ruth Picardie, journalist, dies at 33
1999 – Wyndraeth Morris-Jones, British political scientist, dies at 81

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