Today in History for 3rd October 2019

Historical Events

1890 – Capt Guillaume of Kerckhoven marches into Boma Congo
1949 – WERD, 1st black-owned radio station, opens in Atlanta
1970 – “Coco” closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 333 performances
2001 – San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds Is walked for the 171st time in 11-8 win at Houston; breaks Babe Ruth’s 1923 MLB single-season record for walks
2012 – Miguel Cabrera goes 0 for 2 in a 1-0 Tigers win v Royals to end the season as MLB’s first Triple Crown winner since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967; leads AL with .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBI
2013 – Chinese President President Xi Jinping announces plans for a ‘21st Century Maritime Silk Road’, linking China to Southeast Asia and the Mediterranean (Belt and Road Initiative / One Belt One Road) while in Indonesia

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Famous Birthdays

1881 – Ludomir Michał Rogowski, Polish composer, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1954)
1938 – Tereza Kesovija, Croatian singer, born in Konavle, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
1951 – Jack Grondin, rock drummer (.38 Special)
1951 – Dave Winfield, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (12-time All Star), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
1954 – Dennis Eckersley, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1992; AL MVP 1992; Oakland A’s), born in Oakland, California
1963 – Marion Peck, American artist and painter

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Famous Deaths

1653 – Mark Zuesius Boxhorn, Dutch historian, dies at 41
1703 – Pieter van Wooden, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
1838 – Black Hawk (chief), Leader of the Sauk Native American tribe (b. 1767)
1862 – Pleasant Adam Hackleman, Union brigadier general, dies in battle at 47
2002 – John Weitz, American author and fashion designer (Friends in High Places), dies at 79
2017 – Jalal Talabani, Iraqi-Kurdish politician and President of Iraq (2005-2014), dies at 83

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