Today in History for 25th September 2018

Historical Events

1878 – British physician Dr. Charles Drysdale warns against the use of tobacco in a letter to The Times newspaper in one of the earliest public health announcements on the dangers of smoking
1926 – Mackenzie King is re-elected as Prime Minister of Canada
1930 – Zoe Akins’ “Greeks Had a Word for it” premieres in NYC
1956 – Brooklyn Dodger Sal Maglie no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 5-0
1996 – The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.
1997 – Marv Albert plea bargains in assault case

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Famous Birthdays

1741 – Vaclav Pichl, Czech composer, born in Bechyně, Czech Republic (d. 1805)
1907 – Jan Felderhof, composer
1925 – Silvana Pampanini, Italian actress (Day in Court, Island Sinner), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2016)
1936 – Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes, bluesman
1955 – Steven Severin, British pop bassist (Siouxsie and Banshees-Wild Thing)
1958 – Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist

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Famous Deaths

813 – al-Amin, Arabic kalief of Islam (809-813), murdered
1940 – Marguerite Clark, American silent film actress (Snow White), dies at 57
1944 – Jakob Schaffner, Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
1991 – Lydia Cabrera, Cuban Anthropologist, dies at 91
2003 – Edward Said, Palestinian-born literary critic (b. 1935)
2005 – Ghulam Mustafa Khan, Pakistani critic and linguist (b. 1912)

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