Today in History for 12th October 2019

Historical Events

1459 – Battle at Ludford Bridge: Richard of York defeated
1862 – Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland
1899 – South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain
1928 – 1st use of iron lung (Boston’s Children Hospital)
1957 – Canadian Prime Minister Lester Bowles Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize
1977 – “Throwaway Game” Catfish Hunter loses WS 6-1 resting Yank pitchers

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Famous Birthdays

1840 – Helena Modjeska [Modrzejewska], Polish Shakespearian actress (Hamlet), born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1909)
1855 – Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Mosonszentmiklós, Hungary (d. 1922)
1902 – Dick Binnendijk, Dutch poet and literary critic (Authoritarian Regimes in Transistion), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 1984)
1938 – Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
1968 – Leon Lett, American NFL defensive tackle and coach (Dallas Cowboys), born in Mobile, Alabama
1981 – Sneha, Indian actress (Aanandham), born in Mumbai, India

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Famous Deaths

1176 – William d’Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel, English politician
1491 – Fritz Herlen, German artist
1672 – Frederik of Nassau, count of Buren, slain in battle
1797 – Pierre Jélyotte, French composer, dies at 84
1926 – Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster, theologian, and author (Flatland), dies at 87
2011 – Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)

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