Today in History for 26th November 2019

Historical Events

1688 – French King Louis XIV declares war on Netherlands
1953 – Yamada Koun, leader of Sanbo Kyodan line of Zen, found 1st awakening
1975 – US Federal jury finds Lynette Fromme guilty of attempted assassination
1989 – Luis Alberto Lacalle becomes President of Uruguay
1995 – Dolphins QB Dan Marino sets NFL record with 343rd touchdown pass
2017 – Presidential elections held in Honduras with allegations of electoral fraud and resulting violent protests

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Famous Birthdays

1703 – Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer, born in London, England (d. 1758)
1906 – Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and painist, born in Mogliano, Veneto (d. 1994)
1917 – Adele Jergens, American actress (Dark Past, Fuller Brush Man), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
1928 – Don Tregonning, Australian tennis player and coach, born in Melbourne, Victoria
1929 – Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician, born in Begunje, Slovenia (d. 2015)
1931 – Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, Argentine painter and activist (1980 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Famous Deaths

1252 – Blanche of Castile, Queen of Louis VIII of France (b. 1188)
1882 – Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier of Prussia, dies
1981 – Max Euwe, Dutch world chess champion (1935-37), dies at 80
1987 – Emmanuel Bondeville, French composer, dies at 89
1995 – Terri Jewell, writer, dies at 40
2006 – Isaac Gálvez, Spanish procyclist (b. 1975)

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