Today in History for 4th November 2021

Historical Events

1921 – The Sturmabteilung or SA (the “Brown Shirts”) is formally established by Adolf Hitler
1939 – US allows “cash and carry” arms sales during WW II
1946 – United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed
1956 – 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
1968 – WRDU (now WPTF) TV channel 28 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (NBC) 1st broadcast
1981 – Columbia shuttle launch scrubbed with 31 secs remaining

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Famous Birthdays

1845 – Vasudeo Balwant Phadke, Indian independence activist and revolutionary, born in Shirdhon village, Panvel taluka, Raigad district, British India (d. 1883)
1928 – Hannah Weiner, American experimental poet, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1997)
1956 – James Honeyman-Scott, English rock guitarist and vocalist (Pretenders), born in Hereford, Herefordshire, England (d. 1982)
1965 – Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2014)
1971 – Russell Copeland, American NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills), born in Tupelo, Mississippi
1974 – Cedric Bixler-Zavala, American musician (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta), born in Redwood City. California

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Famous Deaths

1411 – Khalil Sultan, ruler of Transoxonia (b. 1384)
1918 – Wilfred Owen, English soldier and anti-war poet (Anthem for Doomed Youth, Futility), killed in action at 25 during the crossing of the Sambre–Oise Canal, exactly one week before the signing of the Armistice
1973 – Karl H. Waggerl, Austria author (Green Friends), dies at 75
1986 – Zlatan Vauda, Slovene composer and conductor (RTB Children’s Choir, 1953-86), dies at 86
2005 – Milton “Milt” Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell’s tinkle, Bewitched’s nose tinkle), dies at 88
2011 – Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)

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