Today in History for 26th September 2018

Historical Events

1777 – British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution
1921 – Yankee Ruth hits HRs 57 and 58 to beat Indians 8-7
1946 – 1st edition of Tintin (Kuifje), publishes until June 1993
1954 – Typhoon hits Japan – 5 ferryboats sink killing about 1,600
1970 – A groups of Protestant youths attack the Catholic Unity Flats as rioting continues in the Protestant Shankill Road area
1997 – An earthquake strikes the Italian regions of Umbria and the Marche, causing part of the Basilica of St. Francis at Assisi to collapse.

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Famous Birthdays

1877 – Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (d. 1963)
1914 – Jack LaLanne, exercise mogul (Juice Tiger)
1930 – Fritz Wunderlich, Kusel Germany, tenor (Stuttgart 1955-58)
1970 – Rachel Jacobs, actress (It’s Not Easy), born in Ririe, Idaho
1972 – Shawn Stockman, [Slim], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1988 – Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube vlogger (IISuperwomanII), born in Scarborough, Toronto

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Famous Deaths

1902 – Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73
1936 – Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet’s Life), dies at 75
1961 – Juanita Hansen, actress (Fast Company), dies of heart ailment at 67
1965 – Otto Nothling, Australian rugby union player and cricketer (did next to nothling in Aust), dies at 65
1966 – Helen Kane, actress (Heads Up, Pointed Heels), dies of cancer at 62
1976 – Leopold Ružička, Croatian-Swiss chemist (Nobel 1939), dies at 89

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