Today in History for 2nd September 2018

Historical Events

1686 – Habsburg armies take Buda from Turks
1967 – KUHI (now KSNF) TV channel 16 in Joplin, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
1968 – Jerry Lewis’ 3rd Muscular Dystrophy telethon
1969 – Ralph Houk signs 3-year contract to manage New York Yankees at $65,000 a season, then the biggest salary in MLB
1972 – Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas no-hits San Diego Padres, 8-0
1993 – Central African Republic ex-emperor Bokassa freed

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Famous Birthdays

1931 – Alan K Simpson, minority whip (Sen-R-WY, 1979- )
1931 – Pierre Huyskens, Dutch radio host
1965 – Lennox Lewis, heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1988, WBC boxing champ), born in London, England
1968 – Cynthia Watros, American actress
1981 – Katie Teft, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
1987 – Spencer Smith, American musician (Panic at the Disco)

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Famous Deaths

1606 – Carel van Mander, Flemish painter/art historian, dies at 58
1870 – Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48
1942 – Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
1994 – Richard M Major, US anti-terror specialist (CIA Red Book), dies at 72
1994 – Roy Castle, English dancer, actor and tv presenter (Dr Who and the Daleks), dies of lung cancer at 62
2007 – Max McNab, National Hockey League executive (b. 1924)

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