Today in History for 3rd October 2021

Historical Events

1569 – Battle of Montcontour: Duke of Anjou beats Huguenots
1900 – Edward Elgar/Cardinal Newmans oratorium premieres in Birmingham
1988 – WBMW-FM, Washington, D.C. changes calls to WJFK and begins airing Howard Stern
1990 – Reunification of East and West Germany. West German flag is raised above the Brandenburg Gate on the stroke of midnight.
2013 – 325 people are killed after a migrant ship catches fire and shipwrecks of the coast of Lampedusa, Italy
2018 – 259 people have died taking selfies since 2011 according to study in “Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care”

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Famous Birthdays

1900 – Jay Irving, American cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in NYC, New York (d.1970)
1902 – Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), born in Taquari, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1969)
1935 – Charles “Charlie” Duke Jr, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Apol 16), born in Charlotte, North Carolina
1951 – Jack Harris, British rock vocalist (The Alan Parsons Project), born in, Shoreditch, Hackney, London
1956 – Hart Bochner, actor (Aron-East of Eden, Supergirl, Die Hard), born in Toronto, Ontario
1984 – Ashlee Simpson, American pop singer (Autobiography), born in Waco, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1207 – Xin Qiji, Chinese poet and military leader, dies at 67
1564 – Christophorus Fabritius [Christoffel Smit], calvinist vicar, burned
1703 – Richard Saab, Amersfoorts rebel leader, beheaded
1941 – Wilhelm Kienzl, Austria composer (Kuhreigen), dies at 84
1989 – Joseph Wybran, Belgian physician/Jews foreman, murdered
2006 – John Crank, British mathematician (b. 1913)

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