Today in History for 28th October 2018

Historical Events

1467 – Battle at Brustem: Charles the Stoute beats the Luikenaars
1746 – Peruvian cities of Lima and Callao demolished by earthquake, 18,000 die
1856 – French Magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin performs for Algerian Marabouts in Algeria to convince them that French magic is the stronger
1927 – Josip Broz (Tito) begins 7 months jail sentence in Croatia
1978 – Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)
2017 – Twin car bomb attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia, kill at least 27, Islamist militant group al-Shabab claim responsibility

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Famous Birthdays

1756 – ALF [Gordon Shumway], fictional Melmacian Alien Life Form from the American sitcom “ALF”
1909 – Adolfs Skulte, composer
1929 – 1st child born in aircraft, Miami, Florida
1950 – Ludo Delcroix, Belgian cyclist
1971 – Nicole Green, 400m runner, born in Springfield, Ohio
1972 – Brad Paisley, American musician

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Famous Deaths

1854 – James P Carrell, composer, dies at 67
1918 – Edward Bouchet, American Physicist, 1st African American to receive US Ph.D, dies at 66
1962 – Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
1973 – Sergio Tofano, Italian actor (b. 1883)
2005 – Fernando Quejas, Cape Verdean singer and musician (b. 1922)
2006 – Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (One Day at a Time), dies of heart disease at 86

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