Today in History for 18th September 2019

Historical Events

1838 – Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden
1895 – Booker T. Washington delivers ‘Atlanta Compromise’ address
1919 – Dutch second chamber accepts female suffrage
1962 – Charlie Finley is denied permission to move As to Dallas-Fort Worth
1965 – “I Dream of Jeannie”, starring Barbara Eden as a 2,000-year-old genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, premieres on NBC
1998 – “Rush Hour” directed by Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker released – Jackie Chan’s Hollywood breakthrough

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Famous Birthdays

1893 – William March, American writer (Company K), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1954)
1922 – Grayson Hall [Shirley Grossman], American actress (The Night of the Iguana, Dark Shadows), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
1933 – Robert “Bob” Bennett, American politician (U.S. Senator from Utah), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2016)
1951 – Dee Dee Ramone [Douglas Colvin], rock bassist (Ramones), born in Fort Lee, Virginia (d. 2002)
1962 – Joanne Catherall, rock vocalist (Human League), born in Sheffield, England
1972 – Brigitte Becue, Belgian swimmer (Olympics 1988, silver), born in Ostend, Belgium

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Famous Deaths

1426 – Hubert [Huybrecht] van Eyck, painter, dies
1735 – Justus van Effen, writer/founder (Holland Spectator), dies at 51
1783 – Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler’s Constant), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 76
1905 – George MacDonald, Scottish poet and sci-fi author (Princess and Curdie), dies at 80
1969 – Rudolph Wagner-Regeny, composer, dies at 66
2002 – Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)

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