Today in History

Historical Events

1946 - Belgian government of Huysmans forms
1948 - FDR advisor Alger Hiss accused of being a "communist"
1969 - Reds beats Phillies 19-17
1985 - Train crash at Flaujac, France: 35 killed
1990 - For 3rd time in 1990 a no-hitter is broken up with 2 outs in 8th inning. Doug Drabek of Pitts still beats Phila 11-0
2013 - 80 people are killed in a wave of insurgency across Iraq

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Famous Birthdays

1915 - Sal Santen, Dutch writer
1920 - P D [Phyllis Dorothy] James, Baroness James of Holland Park, English crime writer (Cover Her Face), born in Oxford
1930 - James Komack, writer/director/actor (Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in NYC, New York
1950 - John Landis, director (Animal House, Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
1964 - Joan E Higginbotham, astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
1972 - Jeff Nygaard, Madison Wisc, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96)

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Famous Deaths

1720 - Anthonie Heinsius, Dutch statesman (b. 1641)
1823 - Jacob A Uitenhage de Mist, Dutch politician/colonial dir, dies at 74
1835 - Wenzel Muller, composer, dies at 67
1939 - Eugust Enna, composer, dies at 80
1993 - James Donald, actor (In Which We Serve, Way Ahead), dies at 76
2008 - Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)

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