Today in History for 3rd September 2021

Historical Events

1791 – French Revolution: The new French Constitution, declaring France a constitutional monarchy, is passed by the National Assembly
1914 – Prince Wilhelm von Wied leaves Albania
1966 – Houston Oilers hold Denver Broncos to no 1st downs in their NFL season opening 45-7 win at Rice Stadium
1973 – General Walters ends term as acting director of CIA
1979 – Jerry Lewis’ 14th Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $30,000,000
2013 – 15 militants are killed by an Egyptian Army helicopter in Sinai Peninsula

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Famous Birthdays

1910 – Dorothy Maynor, American soprano and founder (Harlem School of Arts), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)
1921 – Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor, born in Surbiton, London (d. 1971)
1932 – Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
1941 – Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer, born in Ufa, Republic of Bashkiria (d. 1990)
1964 – Junaid Jamshed, Pakistani singer (Vital Signs 1), born in Karachi, West Pakistan (d. 2016)
1976 – Ashley Jones, American actress (The Young and the Restless), born in Memphis, Tennessee

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Famous Deaths

1849 – Ernst Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austrian physician and philosopher, dies at 43
1954 – Eugene Pallette, American actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Mark of Zorro), dies at 65
1970 – Alan Wilson, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Canned Heat), dies at 27
1985 – John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, dies at 58
1994 – Roswell Gilbert, who mercy killed his ailing wife, dies at 85
2015 – Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, dies at 86

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