Today in History for 27th September 2018

Historical Events

1863 – Jo Shelby’s cavalry in action at Moffat’s Station, Arkansas
1905 – The physics journal Annalen der Physik publishes Albert Einstein’s paper “Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?”, introducing the equation E=mc².
1939 – White Sox host 1st “day-night” doubleheader, lose to Cleve, 5-2 and 7-5
1980 – Marvin Hagler defeats Alan Minter to claim boxing’s world Middleweight championship in London. They have to be escorted away by police after a riot forms.
1988 – Senate votes for major federal tax code changes
2005 – Atlanta Braves clinch their 14th straight division title thanks to Philadelphia’s loss to the New York Mets

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Famous Birthdays

1783 – Agustin I de Iturbide, General and 1st Emperor of Mexico (1822-23), born in Valladolid, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1824)
1922 – James Wilson, composer
1932 – Peter Holmes, CEO (Shell Transport and Trading Company
1955 – Thelma Aldana, Guatemalan judge and 11th Guatemalan Attorney General, born in Gualán, Zacapa
1964 – Stephan Jenkins, American singer (Third Eye Blind)
1982 – Lil Wayne, American rapper

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Famous Deaths

1870 – Henry TP Comstock, Canadian silver prospector, dies at 50
1919 – Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
1944 – Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Russian photographer and chemist, dies at 81
1965 – Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69
1972 – S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
1994 – Gerald Bledsoe, DJ (Soul Alive, WWRL), dies of heart attack at 51

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