Today in History for 19th September 2019

Historical Events

1926 – The San Siro is inaugurated with a match between AC Milan and Inter.
1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland
1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.
1968 – Nigerian federal army begins the “final offensive” against the secessionist state of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War
1983 – David Slowinski on 2 CRAY-1 comp’s find 2^132049-1 prime #
2017 – New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

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Famous Birthdays

1737 – Charles Carroll, Wealthy Maryland planter who was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to pass away, born in Annapolis, Province of Maryland, British America (d. 1832)
1900 – Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, born in Parigi, France (d. 1962)
1943 – Joe Morgan, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds) and commentator (ESPN), born in Bonham, Texas
1950 – Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
1955 – Rex Smith, American actor and singer (Pirates of Penzance, You Take My Breath Away), born in Jacksonville, Florida
1978 – Nigel Mitchell, English TV presenter (Quizmania and Capital Disney), born in Kingston Upon Thames, England

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Famous Deaths

1668 – William Waller, English soldier
1719 – Frans Anneessens, Belgian merchant/lord of the manor, executed at 59
1836 – Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer, dies at 66
1936 – Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
1973 – Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
1989 – Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)

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