Today in History for 15th September 2019

Historical Events

921 – Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin.
1900 – A Boer delegation issues an appeal at the Hague, Netherlands, that the major powers intervene in the war in South Africa
1969 – Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
1983 – Police officers beat Michael Stewart to death for graffiting NYC subway
1984 – Morocco Showcase opens
2005 – “Be Without You” single released by Mary J. Bilge (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best RandB Song, Best Female RandB Vocal Performance 2005)

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Famous Birthdays

1909 – Carlos Estrada, composer
1913 – John Mitchell, Nixon’s attorney general who went to jail
1921 – Norma MacMillan, Canadian voice actress (Casper the Ghost), born in Vancouver (d. 2001)
1937 – Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
1967 – Dexter Carter, NFL running back (SF 49ers)
1969 – Jeffrey Schwarz, American film director and producer

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Famous Deaths

1803 – Gian Francesco Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1719)
1840 – Franz Pecháček, Austrian-German composer, dies at 47
1934 – David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 61
1984 – Jack Ikin, English cricketer (England opener 1946-55), dies at 66
1989 – Robert Penn Warren, American poet and novelist (All the King’s Men, Pulitzer 1946), dies at 84
2016 – Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), dies at 94

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