Today in History for 7th September 2018

Historical Events

1923 – Mary Katherine Campbell (Ohio), 16, crowned 2nd Miss America 1922-23
1952 – Whitey Ford becomes 5th pitcher to hurl consecutive 1 hitters
1970 – Donald Boyles sets record for highest parachute jump from a bridge, by leaping off of 1,053′ Royal George Bridge in Colorado
1979 – The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.
1981 – Jerry Lewis’ 16th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $31,500,000
2008 – 25th MTV Video Music Awards: Britney Spears and Chris Brown win

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Famous Birthdays

1929 – T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), born in Mullagh, Ireland (d. 2011)
1942 – Alan Oakes, British footballer (Manchester City), born in Winsford, England
1946 – Willie Crawford, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
1972 – Jason Isringhausen, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brighton, Illinois
1981 – Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer, born in Antakya, Hatay, Turkey
1986 – Colin Delaney, American professional wrestler, born in Rochester, New York

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Famous Deaths

1644 – Guido Bentivoglio, Italian statesman (b. 1579)
1719 – John Harris, English writer
1872 – Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 21
1940 – Edmund Rumpler, Austria auto/airplane builder, dies
1991 – Archie N Menzies, playwright/composer (Under Your Hat), dies at 87
2004 – Bob Boyd, American baseball player (b. 1925)

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