Today in History for 24th September 2018

Historical Events

1967 – Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
1968 – “That’s Life” premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
1987 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
2010 – “The Social Network” directed by David Fincher and starring Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake premieres at the New York Film Festival
2017 – Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World 15-9 in the inaugural Laver Cup Tennis event in Prague, Czech Republic
2017 – Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists

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Famous Birthdays

1870 – Georges Claude, inventor (neon light)
1899 – Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
1916 – John Lapsley, British air marshal
1935 – Barbara Brilliant, TV host/producer
1940 – Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)
1969 – Lisa Matthews, Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)

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Famous Deaths

1180 – Manuel I Comnenus, Byzantine emperor (1143-80), dies
1790 – John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
1856 – Henry, 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, gov-gen of India, dies
1898 – Bartel Wilton, ship builder, dies at 70
1976 – Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), dies at 74
2008 – Bengt Anderberg, Swedish poet and writer (Kain), dies at 88

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