Today in History for 30th October 2018

Historical Events

1077 – Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV gives the district of Stavoren to the bishop of Utrecht (Conrad, his former tutor)
1905 – “October Manifesto” Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)
1943 – Molotov-Eden-Cordell Hull accord over operations at UN
1951 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1953 – Dr Albert Schweitzer and Gen George Marshall win Nobel Peace Prize
1970 – KVEW TV channel 42 in Kennewick, WA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Famous Birthdays

1762 РAndr̩ Ch̩nier, French poet killed during French Revolution, born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1794)
1914 – Marius Hendrikus Flothuis, Dutch composer/author (Mozart biography)
1925 – Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
1939 – Grace Slick, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit), born in Chicago, Illinois
1973 – Michael Oakes, English footballer
1987 – Ashley Graham, American model and body activist, born in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Famous Deaths

1553 – Jacob Sturm von Sturmeck, German statesman and reformer (b. 1489)
1885 – Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
1992 – Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
2002 – William Mitchell, British physicist, dies at 77
2004 – Margaret O’Rene “Peggy” Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80
2006 – Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (symbolic anthropology), dies at 80

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