Today in History for 3rd December 2021

Historical Events

1833 – Oberlin College in Ohio, the first truly coeducational college, opens
1883 – 48th US Congress (1883-85) convenes
1926 – Manchester Guardian (German Reichswehr/Red Army work together)
1960 – Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner’s “Camelot” opens at Majestic Theater, NYC; runs for 873 performances
1971 – India invades West Pakistan claiming hundreds of lives and starting the full scale Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
1980 – Don Sutton, the winningest pitcher in Los Angeles Dodgers history, signs a 4-year contract with Houston; Astros career shortened by a patellar fracture; returns to Dodgers in 1988 after stints with 3 other MLB clubs

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Famous Birthdays

1838 – Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, born in London, England (d. 1912)
1926 – Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
1951 – Riki Choshu [Mitsuo Yoshida], Japanese pro wrestler (NJPW/All-Japan), born in Tokuyama, Yamaguchi, Japan
1979 – Rainbow Sun Francks, Canadian actor (Stargate Atlantis), born in Toronto, Ontario
1982 – Michael Essien, Ghanaian soccer midfielder (58 caps; Chelsea, Lyon), born in Accra, Ghana
1990 – Christian Benteke, Belgian soccer striker (93 caps; Genk, Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Aston Villa), born in Kinshasa, Zaire

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Famous Deaths

1890 – Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricket all-rounder (8 Tests Australia, 4 England), dies of insanity at 39
1905 – John Bartlett, American writer and publisher (compiled Familiar Quotations), dies at 85
1949 – Elin Pelin, Bulgarian writer (The Gerak Family; Earth), dies at 72
1957 – Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), dies at 81
1992 – Harry Ellerbe, actor (House of Usher, Magnetic Monster), dies at 91
2001 – Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72

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