Today in History for 28th September 2018

Historical Events

1448 – Christian I is crowned king of Denmark.
1920 – 8 White Sox indicted, threw 1919 World Series (Black Sox scandal)
1968 – Alberto Giolani of Italy roller skates record 23.133 miles in 1 hr
1970 – “Words and Music” debuts on NBC-TV
1996 – 1st ODI played in Kenya between home team and Sri Lanka
1996 – Joyce Giraud, crowned 8th Ms Venus Swimwear

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Famous Birthdays

1852 – Henri Moissan, French chemist who isolated the element “fluorine” from its compounds (Nobel 1906), born in Paris (d. 1907)
1882 – Jack Fournier, 2nd baseman (1917-18 NY Yankees)
1914 – Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
1958 – Angella Issajenko, Jamaica, 4X100m relayer (Olympic silver 1984)
1962 – Anne-Marie Fox, playmate (Feb, 1982), born in Los Angeles, California
1976 – Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist

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Famous Deaths

876 – Louis the German, King of Eastern Francia (b. 804)
1657 – Emilia Secunda Antwerpiana, daugher of Willem of Orange, dies at 75
1965 – Eddie Gribbon, actor (Keystone Kops), dies after long illness
1996 – Bob Gibson, American folk musician, dies at 64
2003 – Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, dies at 76
2003 – Elia Kazan, Greek-American film director (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 94

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