Today in History for 3rd September 2018

Historical Events

590 – St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1189 – Richard the Lionheart is crowned in Westminster. 30 Jews are massacred after the coronation – Richard ordered the perpetrators be executed
1943 – General Castellano signs cease fire treaty in Sicily
1951 – TV soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” debuts on CBS
1972 – American women’s 4 x 100m medley relay team of Melissa Belote, Cathy Carr, Deena Deardurff and Sandy Neilson swim world record 4:20.75 to beat East Germany for gold at the Munich Olympics
1984 – South Africa adopts constitution

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Famous Birthdays

1903 – Willem Kooiman, Dutch theologist/church historian
1917 – Eddie “Brat” Stanky, Phil Rizzuto’s nemisis/2nd baseman (Dodgers)
1923 – Terry Wilson, American actor (Wagon Train, Escape to Witch Mountain), born in Huntington Park, California (d. 1999)
1931 – Rudolf Kelterborn, composer
1953 – Khabib Munir, Syria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3 backup)
1982 – Kaori Natori, Japanese singer and model

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Famous Deaths

1653 – Claudius Salmasius, [Claude Saumaise], French linguistic, dies at 65
1720 – Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, dies at 72
1935 – Johannes Aengenent, Bishop of Haarlem (1928-35), dies at 62
1983 – Ellie Lambeti, Greek actress (b. 1926)
1994 – Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), dies at 55
1995 – Roye England, modeller/museum curator, dies at 88

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