Today in History

Historical Events

1906 - After 20 straight wins, Boston Pilgrims lose to Chicago White Sox 3-0
1943 - Riot at Mobile, Alabama, shipyard over upgrading 12 black workers
1965 - India and Pakistan border fights
1979 - "Alien", directed by Ridley Scott and starring Sigourney Weaver is released
1983 - Kirk Gibson (Tigers) and Jorge Orta (Blue Jays) hit inside park HRs
2002 - China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.

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Famous Birthdays

1917 - Dorothy Sarnoff, US, actress(?)
1953 - Donald Albert Weibring Jr, Quincy IL, PGA golfer (1979 Quad Cities)
1966 - Bill Haselman, Long Branch NJ, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
1976 - Cillian Murphy, Irish actor
1982 - Adam Boyd, English footballer
1987 - Yves De Winter, Belgian goalkeeper

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Famous Deaths

1926 - Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
1974 - Donald Crisp, actor/director (Beloved Brat, Dawn Patrol), dies at 91
1981 - Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55