Historical Events for 16th October 2018

1311 – Council of Vienne (15th ecumenical council) opens
1907 – David Belasco’s “Grand Army Man,” premieres in NYC
1921 – Jim Conzelman takes over as coach of Rock Island Independents from Frank Coughlin-only mid-game coaching change in NFL history
1940 – Benjamin Oliver Davis Sr. is promoted to brigadier general, the first African-American person to become a general in the US military
1981 – Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song Trilogy,” premieres in NYC
1982 – USSR performs underground nuclear test
1988 – Orel Hirsheiser, 1st to pitch shutout in playoff and World Series
1995 – Allan Donald takes 8-71 as South Africa defeat Zimbabwe
2014 – MLB National League Championship: San Francisco Giants beat St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 1
2017 – Panama Papers Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in a suspicious car bomb in Malta

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