Today in History for 12th November 2021

Historical Events

1727 – France and Bavaria renew secret treaty
1859 – Jules Leotard performs 1st Flying Trapeze circus act (Paris) He also designed garment that bears his name
1940 – Blizzard strikes North American midwest, 154 die (69 on boat on Great Lakes)
1960 – Coup against South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm fails
1980 – US space probe Voyager I approaches 77,000-mi (124,000 km) of Saturn
1984 – NBC premiere of “Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story”, fact based telepic of actress Saldana’s near fatal attack and its aftermath

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Famous Birthdays

1896 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist ‘Birdman of India’, born in Bombay, British India (d. 1987)
1915 – Roland Barthes, French literary critic (L’Empire des Signer)
1917 – Jo Stafford, American singer (You Belong to me, Never Smile Again), born in Coalinga, California (d. 2008)
1976 – Scott Mark Cameron, NZ 4x200m relay swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Dunedin, New Zealand
1980 – Trent Acid, American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1984 – Sepp De Roover, Belgian footballer, born in Geel, Belgium

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Famous Deaths

1823 – Emmanuel Aloys Förster, Bohemian composer and music teacher, dies at 75
1836 – Juan Ramón Balcarce, Argentine military leader and politician (b. 1773)
1962 – Sid Tomack, American actor (The Life of Riley, Adventures of Superman), dies from a heart ailment at 55
1987 – Roger Lewis, aviation exec (Lockheed, C Wright, Pan Am), dies at 75
1993 – Bill Dickey, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (11 × MLB All-Star; 14 × World Series; NY Yankees) and manager (NY Yankees), dies at 86
2013 – Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87

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