Today in History

Historical Events

1928 - Cardinals' 1B Jim Bottomley is voted NL MVP
1944 - US 95th Infantry division occupies bridge at Saar
1970 - Environmental Protection Agency begins (Dir: William Ruckelshaus)
1973 - 62nd Davis Cup: Australia beats USA in Cleveland (5-0)
1974 - Soyuz 16 launched into Earth orbit for 6 days
2006 - 15th SEC Championship Game: #4 Florida beats #8 Arkansas, 38-28

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Famous Birthdays

1802 - Melancthon Smith Wade, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1868)
1868 - Francis Jammes, French poet/writer (Jammisme)
1902 - Horace A Hildreth, (Gov-Maine, 1945-49)
1920 - Robert Moevs, composer
1933 - K. Veeramani, Indian anti-caste activist
1989 - Cassie Steele, Canadian actress

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Famous Deaths

1723 - Philip, French duke of Orleans/regent (1715-23)/PM (1723), dies
1814 - Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and writer (Justine), dies at 74. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.
1983 - Atholl Mckinnon, cricketer (South African lefty spinner in 8 Tests), dies
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