Today in History

Historical Events

1919 - Avery Hopwood's "Gold Diggers" premieres in NYC
1942 - 98 U-boats sunk this month (485,000 tons)
1944 - Dutch General Mine Workers Union (ABWM) forms
1969 - Atlanta's 10th straight win, clinches NL West pennant
1982 - 12th Commonwealth Games open in Brisbane, Australia
1997 - Yanks Tim Raines, Derek Jeter and Paul O'Neill are 1st to hit 3 consecutively homers in post season (Yanks beat Indians 8-6)

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Famous Birthdays

1685 - Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer
1715 - √Čtienne Bonnot de Condillac, French philosopher (d. 1780)
1939 - Len Cariou, Winnipeg Manitoba, actor (Four Seasons-Sherry)
1962 - Leon Hutten, soccer player (RKC)
1981 - Brandon Watson, American baseball
1982 - Teal Redmann, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1888 - Elizabeth Stride, Long Liz, English, murdered by Jack the Ripper at 45
1988 - Joachim Prinz, author/Rabbi of Berlin (1926-37), dies at 86
1990 - Patrick White, Australian writer (Nobel 1973), dies
1990 - Alice Parizeau, Quebec writer and ...