Today in History for 7th November 2019

Historical Events

1916 – Amidst the Mexican Revolution and World War I, Woodrow Wilson is re-elected as President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate Charles E. Hughes
1917 – The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is proclaimed; first Council of People’s Commissars is formed with Vladimir Lenin as leader and including Leon Trotsky and Joseph Stalin
1921 – Hungary passes a law invalidating the Habsburg line of succession to the throne
1950 – French women and children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta
1998 – 10th College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 31-26 in Chestnut Hill
2012 – Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage

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Famous Birthdays

1936 – Barry Newman, American actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1938 – Jim Katt, American baseball pitcher and sportscaster (NY Yankees, Minnesota Twins), born in Zeeland, Michigan
1943 – Wensley Haydon-Baillie, English pharmaceutical manufacturer
1943 – Boris Gromov, Russian general and politician (Governor of Moscow Oblast 2000-12), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
1948 – Alex Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver, born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
1968 – Mark Preston, Australian businessman and motorsport professional, born in Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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Famous Deaths

1678 – Erasmus Quellinus II [Quellien], Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 70
1857 – Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, dies at 62
1959 – Victor McLaglen, actor (Gunga Din), dies of heart attack at 72
1986 – Tracy Pew, Australian musician (The Birthday Party) (b. 1957)
1991 – Tom of Finland [Touko Laaksonen], Finnish fetish artist, dies at 71
2006 – Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, French journalist (b. 1924)

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