Today in History for 21st September 2021

Historical Events

1904 – The general strike called by the Socialist Party that spread throughout Italy ends
1913 – Turkey and Bulgaria sign peace treaty in Constantinople
1930 – Johann Ostermeyer patents flashbulb
1970 – New York Times starts first modern op-ed page
1990 – Pirate Bobby Bond is 2nd to hit 30 HRs and steal 50 bases in a season (so he can play in 6 decades) because it is a publicity stunt
1993 – Melissa Etheridge releases her break-through second album “Yes I Am”, featuring the single “I’m the Only One”

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Famous Birthdays

1328 – Hongwu, 1st Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (1368-98), born in Haozhou, Henan Jiangbei, Yuan Empire (d. 1398)
1902 – Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)
1947 – Stephen King, American sci-fi and horror author (Carrie; The Shining; Kujo; Misery), born in Portland, Maine
1948 – Michael Finneran, diver (1st perfect 10 on 10m platform)
1980 – Robert Hoffman, American actor
1998 – Tadej Pogačar, Slovenian cyclist (Tour de France 2020, 21), born in Komenda, Slovenia

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Famous Deaths

1520 – Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies
1796 – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (b. 1769)
1911 – Arab Pasha, “al-Misri” [Pasha Ahmad Arab), Egyptian minister, dies
1953 – Roger Quilter, British composer, dies at 75
1954 – Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
1955 – Jacqueline Reyneke van Stuwe, Dutch author, dies at 84

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