Today in History for 6th September 2018

Historical Events

1543 – French and Turkish fleet occupies Nice
1634 – Battle at Nordlingen ends in Swedish/protestant German defeat
1819 – Thomas Blanchard patents lathe
1972 – Summer Olympics resume in Munich, Germany after massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Black September Palestinian terrorist organisation
1980 – French runner Chantal Langlacé sets women’s 100k world record (7h 27m 22s) in Amiens, France
1987 – Conjoined twins Benjamin and Patrick Binder separated at John Hopkins Hospital

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Famous Birthdays

1729 – Moses Mendelssohn, German Jewish enlightenment philosopher (Haksalah), born in Dessau, Principality of Anhalt (d. 1786)
1819 – Nicolae Filimon, Romanian writer and critic (Ciocoii Vechi Si Noi), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1865)
1911 – Harry Danning, American baseball player, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
1953 – Katherine Cannon, American actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
1969 – Aaron Pierce, American NFL halfback (NY Giants), born in Seattle, Washington
1971 – Pavel Patera, Czech hockey forward (Team Czech Rep, Olympic gold 1998), born in Kladno, Czech Republic

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Famous Deaths

1974 – Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), dies at 75
1979 – Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), dies at 69
1994 – Max Kaminsky, trumpeter, dies at 85
1995 – Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 52
2003 – Harry Goz, American actor (b. 1932)
2003 – Mohammad Oraz, Iranian mountain climber (b. 1969)

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