Today in History for 9th September 2018

Historical Events

1914 – Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war
1944 – US 113th cavalry passes Belgian-Dutch borders
1956 – 76th U.S. Men’s National Championship: Ken Rosewall beats Lew Hoad (4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-3)
1960 – Denver Broncos beat Boston Patriots, 13-10 in the American Football League’s first game before 21,597 fans at Nickerson Field in Boston
1985 – President Reagan orders sanctions against South Africa
2007 – US Open Men’s Tennis: Roger Federer wins 4th consecutive US title; beats Novak Đoković (7-6, 7-6, 6-4

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Famous Birthdays

1923 – Clifford “Cliff” Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for ATandT, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)
1941 – Karin von Aroldingen, German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), born in Griez, Germany (d. 2018)
1959 – Eric Serra, French composer
1972 – Miriam Oremans, Berlicum Neth, tennis star
1976 – Juan A. Baptista, Venezuelan actor
1978 – Mariano Puerta, Argentine tennis player

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Famous Deaths

1680 – Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
1683 – Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
1866 – Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
1952 – Joseph Allen Sr, American actor, dies at 79
1959 – O’Neil Gordon “Collie” Smith, West Indian cricket all-rounder, dies in a car crash at 26
1966 – Antonio Massana, composer, dies at 76

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