Today in History for 9th August 2018

Historical Events

1842 – US-Canada border defined by Webster-Ashburton Treaty
1862 – Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter’s Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
1936 – Korean nationals representing Japan earn medals in the marathon at the Berlin Olympics; Sohn Kee-chung won gold and Nam Sung-yong bronze
1970 – Peruvian Airlines jet carrying 45 US exchange students explodes
1990 – 12 Arab leaders agree to send pan-Arab forces to protect Saudi Arabia
1999 – Charles Kennedy wins the race to succeed Paddy Ashdown as the leader of the Liberal Democrats, UK

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Famous Birthdays

1890 – Eino Kaila, Finnish psychologist/philosopher
1915 – Haim Alexander, composer
1938 – Dick Anthony Williams, actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois
1971 – David Merritt, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
1972 – Elizabeth Vassey, actress (Emily Martin-All My Children), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
1974 – Tremayne Allen, tight end (Chicago Bears)

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Famous Deaths

1516 – Jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66
1919 – Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
1938 – Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), dies at 65
1949 – Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), dies at 74
1955 – Marion Eugene Bauer, composer, dies at 57
1977 – Edward Chapman, British actor (Things to Come, Promoter, Rembrandt), dies at 75

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