Today in History for 11th October 2021

Historical Events

1138 – Earthquake in Aleppo, Syria, kills an estimated 230,000
1923 – A pair of Babe Ruth home runs in the 4th and 5th innings is the difference; NY Yankees beat NY Giants, 4-2 at the Polo Grounds to tie World Series, 1-1
1976 – Mao Zedong’s widow Jiang Qing and the “Gang of Four” are arrested and charged with plotting a coup
1978 – Dodgers Bob Welch dramatically strikes out Reggie Jackson in 9th
1981 – Unknown rocker Prince opens for Rolling Stones at LA Coliseum
2006 – US sitcom “30 Rock” created by and starring Tina Fey alongside Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan first premieres on NBC in the US

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Famous Birthdays

1782 – Steen Steensen Blicher, Danish poet and short-story writer (E Binddstouw), born in Vium, Denmark (d. 1848)
1872 – Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire (d. 1946)
1914 – J. Edward Day, 55th U.S. Postmaster General (1961), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1996)
1939 – Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 2018)
1971 – Chann McRae, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Albany, Georgia
1971 – Natalie Jay, English actress (Baywatch), born in Hendon, London

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Famous Deaths

1598 – Joachim Camerarius, German botanist (horticulture catalog) and physician, dies at 63
1959 – Bert Bell, NFL hall of famer, dies at 64
1960 – Richard Cromwell [LeRoy Melvin Radabaugh], American actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
1967 – Ivan Isakov [Hovhannes Ter-Isahakyan], Russian-Armenian military commander (Commander in Chief of the Soviet Navy during World War II), dies at 73
1990 – Robert Tessier, actor (Nightwish, Future Force), dies at 56
1995 – Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, dies at 81

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