Today in History

Historical Events

1917 - Pittsburgh Pirates play 4th straight extra inning game, Carson Bigbee sets record of 11 at-bats, they lose in 22 innings to Dodgers
1934 - Australia beat England by 562 runs to regain Cricket Ashes
1950 - Althea Gibson becomes 1st black competetor in a US national tennis competition
1959 - Cin Red Frank Robinson hits 3 consecutive HRs
1962 - Failed assassination on French president Charles de Gaulle
1988 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Famous Birthdays

1681 - Pierre Danican Philidor, composer
1779 - James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)
1873 - Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
1880 - George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
1925 - Honor Blackman, Plaistow, London, English actress (Goldfinger, The Avengers)
1940 - David Vance, horse trainer

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Famous Deaths

408 - Flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48
1155 - Konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)
1607 - Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
1984 - Charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
2003 - Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
2010 - Stjepan Bobek, Yugoslav football player (b. 1923)

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