Today in History for 4th October 2018

Historical Events

1911 – 1st escalator installed on the London Underground at Earl’s Court Station
1958 – 12th NHL All-Star Game, Montreal Forum: Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard scores twice and brother Henri the winner as Montreal Canadiens beat All-Stars, 6-3
1964 – 3 cars of a commuter train derails in South Africa killing 81
1967 – St Louis Cardinals beat Boston Red Sox, 2-1 in Game 1 of Baseball World Series at Fenway Park; first Fall Classic since 1948 not to feature Yankees, Giants or Dodgers; Cards win series, 4-3
1970 – WFYI TV channel 20 in Indianapolis, IN (PBS) begins broadcasting
2012 – 19 people are killed after being buried by a landslide in Yunnan, China

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Famous Birthdays

1796 – John Richardson, Canadian writer (Wacousta, or the prophecy)
1865 – Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), born in Güttland, Gdańsk (d. 1944)
1880 – Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys and Dolls-based on his work), born in Manhattan, Kansas (d. 1946)
1929 – Leroy Van Dyke, Spring Fork Mo, country singer (Walk on By)
1946 – Susan Sarandon, American actress (Dead Man Walking, The Client) also known for her social and political activism, born in Queens, New York
1963 – A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)

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Famous Deaths

1864 – Joseph Montferrand, French-Canadian logger and strong man, dies at 61
1903 – Otto Weininger, Austrian philosopher (b. 1880)
1951 – Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
1961 – Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, dies at 81
2005 – Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), dies at 81
2014 – Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76

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