Today in History for 6th November 2019

Historical Events

1906 – Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people
1936 – RCA displays TV for press
1961 – US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball – actually Canadian)
1966 – 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
1973 – “Man With the Golden Gun” begins filming
2006 – 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban wins

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Famous Birthdays

1880 – Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1959)
1903 – June Marlowe, American actress (Pardon Us, Clash of the Wolves), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1984)
1914 – Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
1938 – Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
1941 – Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)
1982 – Sowelu, Japanese pop singer, born in Tokyo

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Famous Deaths

1650 – William II, Prince of Orange and stadtholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, dies at 24
1795 – Jiří Antonín Benda, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 73
1937 – Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), dies at 84
1979 – Chick Evans, American golfer (US Open 1916), dies at 89
1989 – Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
2001 – Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (Sleuth), dies at 75

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