Today in History for 1st October 2021

Historical Events

965 – John XIII Crescentii elected to succeed Pope Leo VIII
1868 – “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston
1922 – Former Chicago Staleys play first NFL game as Chicago Bears; beat Racine Legion, 6-0 at Horlick Field, Racine, Wisconsin
1933 – New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1955 – Jackie Gleason’s sitcom “The Honeymooners” debuts on CBS, replacing his variety series; production ends after 39 episodes
1966 – Newspaper magnate Thomson purchases “The Times”

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Famous Birthdays

1644 – Jean Rousseau, French composer and viol player (d. 1699)
1835 – William Hicks “Red” Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Paris, Tennessee (d. 1903)
1917 – RenĂ© A de Rooy, Suriname/Antillian poet (Juancho Picaflor)
1927 – Sandy Gall, Malaysian-born British journalist and newscaster
1966 – Christopher Titus, American actor/comedian
1975 – Kim Suna, Korean actress

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Famous Deaths

540 – Vedastus St Vaast, 1st bishop of Atrecht/saint, dies
1970 – Hans Poser, German composer, dies at 52
1990 – Andrzej Krzanowski, Polish classical composer and accordionist (The Wind Carries the Echo Across a Wood Clearing), dies at 49
1994 – Marjorie Weaver, American actress (Michael Shayne: Private Detective, Young Mr Lincoln), dies from a stroke at 81
1998 – Pauline Julien, Canadian singer-songwriter, social and political activist, takes her own life after a brain disease diagnosis, at 70
2019 – Karel Gott, Czech singer ‘Sinatra of the East’, dies at 80

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