Today in History for 19th November 2021

Historical Events

1621 – Rabbi Isaiah ben Abraham aha-Levi Horowitz arrives in Israel
1903 – Temperance activist Carrie Nation attempts to address the US Senate
1939 – Don Lash wins 6th straight AAU cross-country 10K championship
1955 – KXMB TV channel 12 in Bismarck, ND (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
1968 – Yankees pitcher Stan Bahnsen wins AL Rookie of Year
1996 – “Sex and Longing” closes at Cort Theater NYC

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Famous Birthdays

1563 – Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman, born in Penshurst, Kent, England (d. 1626)
1909 – Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
1913 – Blue Barron [Harry Freidman], American “sweet music” orchestra leader (“Cruising Down The River”), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
1971 – Adrian Griffith, Barbadian cricketer (West Indian Test opening batsman), born in Saint James, Barbados
1976 – Jack Dorsey, American computer programmer, co-founder of Twitter, born in St. Louis, Missouri
1978 – Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz vocalist, born in Toronto, Ontario

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Famous Deaths

1672 – John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
1723 – Antoine Nompar de Caumont, French courtier and soldier (b. 1632)
1785 – Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, dies at 65
1806 – Shah Alam II, 17th Mughal Emperor (1760-1806), dies at 78
1938 – Lev Shestov, Russian existentialist philosopher, dies at 72
1998 – Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78

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