Today in History for 23rd September 2018

Historical Events

1746 – Jacob Gilles appointed Dutch pension advisor
1955 – Pakistan signs Pact of Baghdad
1968 – WKLE TV channel 46 in Lexington, KY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1983 – Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
1983 – Argentine military regime gives amnesty to military and political assassins
1990 – PBS begins an 11 hour miniseries on Civil War

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Famous Birthdays

1895 – Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)
1947 – Mary Kay Place, actress/country singer (Mary Hartman!), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
1963 – Gabriele Reinsch, German DR, discus thrower (world record 1988)
1976 – Kip Pardue, American actor and model
1977 – Susan Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (d. 2008)
1978 – Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1837 – Richard John Samuel Stevens, English composer, dies at 80
1944 – Colijn, Neth PM, buried
1961 – Elmer R Diktonius, Finnish musicologist/author (Stenkol), dies at 65
1978 – Lyman Bostock, outfielder (Angels), shot and killed at 27
1994 – Madeleine Renaud, French actress and theater director (Plaisir), dies at 94
1994 – John van Damme, businessman, hanged in Singapore at 59

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