Today in History for 3rd November 2019

Historical Events

1620 – Great Patent granted to Plymouth Colony
1900 – First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
1955 – First virus crystallized (announced)
1974 – “Lorelei” closes at Palace Theater NYC after 320 performances
1980 – Ianford Wilson’s “5th of July” premieres in NYC
1999 – Los Angeles Lakers debut in the STAPLES Center, with 103-88 win v Vancouver Grizzlies; Magic Johnson and Chick Hearn co-host ceremony unveiling Lakers’ retired jerseys and championship banners in new building

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Famous Birthdays

1604 – Osman II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1618-22), born in Topkapi Palace, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (d. 1622)
1736 – Christiaan Brunings, Dutch hydraulic engineer, born in Mannheim-Neckarau, Germany (d. 1805)
1841 – Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Danish botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), born in Mandø, Denmark (d. 1924)
1866 – Harry Staley, American baseball pitcher (MLB record 9 RBI 1893; record lasts 70+ years), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1910)
1953 – Kate Capshaw [Nail], American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), born in Fort Worth, Texas
1980 – Hans Andersen, Danish speedway rider (captain Denmark Speedway World Cup gold 2006, 08), born in Odense, Denmark

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Famous Deaths

1793 – Olympe de Gouges [Marie Gouze], French playwright and revolutionary (Declaration of the Rights of Woman and of the Female Citizen), executed by guillotine at 45
1794 – François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman, dies at 79
1832 – Pietro Generali, composer, dies at 59
1949 – Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
1980 – Ludwig Hohl, writer, dies
2010 – James “Jim” Clench, Canadian bassist and songwriter (April Wine and Bachman-Turner Overdrive), dies of lung cancer at 61

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