Today in History for 30th September 2018

Historical Events

1649 – Last Swedish troops vacate Prague
1944 – Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
1962 – James Meredith registers for classes at University of Mississippi
1963 – 56th Postmaster General: John A Gronouski of Wis takes office
1988 – Louise Ritter, US, jumps 6’8″ to win Olympic gold medal
1990 – Chicago White Sox beat Seattle 2-1 in last game at Comiskey Park

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Famous Birthdays

1832 – Frederick Sleigh “Bobs” Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
1894 – Dirk J Bush, Dutch-American mathematician (Concise History of Mathematics)
1898 – Felix Kersten, Baltic-German/Finnish masseuse (Heinrich Himmler)
1905 – Nevill Francis Mott, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1977), born in Leeds, England (d. 1996)
1946 – Sylvia Peterson, US vocalist (Chiffons-He’s So Fine)
1965 – Kathleen Madigan, American comedian

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Famous Deaths

1572 – Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía and Jesuit priest, dies at 61
1712 – Johann Michael Zacher, composer, dies at 61
1961 – Onésime Gagnon, French Canadian politician, lieutenant-governor of Québec (b. 1888)
1990 – Michel Leiris, French cultural anthropologist, dies at 89
1991 – Nancy Welford, entertainer, dies at 87
2003 – Yusuf Bey, Black Muslim leader (b. 1935)

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