Today in History for 29th August 2019

Historical Events

1918 – Bapaume taken by Australian Corps and Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive
1925 – After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth and slaps a $5,000 fine on him
1932 – United Cigar Stores shuts 800 shops
1945 – British liberate Hong Kong from Japan
1963 – Harmon Killebrew (Twins) HRs off Pete Burnside (Senators) in DH
1991 – JFK Jr wins his 1st battle as an attorney

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Famous Birthdays

1912 – Sohn Kee-chung, Korean athlete and long-distance runner, born in Sinuiju, North Korea (d. 2002)
1945 – Wyomia Tyus, American 100m runner (Olympic gold 1964, 68), born in Griffin, Georgia
1965 – Will Perdue, American NBA center (San Antonio Spurs), born in Melbourne, Florida
1967 – Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), born in Newport Beach, California
1976 – Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Warsaw, Poland
1981 РGenevi̬ve Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist, born in Montreal, Canada

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Famous Deaths

1910 – Allen Hill, cricket bowler (England, 2 Tests), dies
1910 – John YWJ Eilerts de Cock, sea officer (Suriname), dies at 44
1991 – Dallas Adams, British painter/writer/actor (Terror from Within), dies
1995 – Frank Perry, American film director (Diary of Mad Housewife, David and Lisa), dies at 65
2002 – Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (To Serve Them All My Days), dies at 82
2003 – Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b.1939)

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