Today in History for 11th October 2018

Historical Events

1540 – Emperor Karel names his son Philip, Duke of Milan
1931 – 100,000 extreme-right Germans form “Harzburger Front”
1945 – JPL WAC Corporal Launch (1st Man-Made Object to escape Atmosphere)
1972 – World Hockey Association officially makes it’s debut as the Alberta Oilers defeat the Ottawa Nationals, 7-4 at the Ottawa Civic Centre
1980 – Cosmonauts Popov and Ryumin set space endurance record of 184 days
1984 – NASA launches space vehicle S-208

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Famous Birthdays

1768 – Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar and educationalist, born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1846)
1841 – Friedrich Hegar, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1927)
1897 – George Preston Marshall, American businessman and NFL team owner (Washington Redskins), born in Grafton, West Virginia (d. 1969)
1939 – Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)
1967 – Tony Chimel, American professional wrestling announcer, born in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1973 – Mike Smith, American guitarist (Snot, Limp Bizkit), born in Middle River, Maryland

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Famous Deaths

1666 – Henry de Fleury dee Coulan, mister of Buat/ritmeester, dies
1779 – Casimir Pułaski, Polish born fighter for American independence (b. 1745) dies in Battle of Savannah
1917 – Harry Trott, cricketer (Aust capt played 24 Tests 1888-1898), dies
1989 – M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, dies at 86
1996 – Arthur Walter Lucas, first Chief Restorer of the National Gallery, London, dies at 80
1998 – Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), dies from cardiac arrest at 84

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