Today in History

Historical Events

794 - Emperor Kanmu relocates Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
1884 - Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
1913 - Explosion at Dawson NM coal mine kills 263 mine workers
1936 - 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1938 - Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1968 - Apollo 7 returns to Earth

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Famous Birthdays

1876 - Karl B Adam, German theologist (Christ our Brother)
1908 - John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
1915 - Harry Hickox, Big Springs Tx, (Herb-Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
1919 - Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
1942 - Robin John Maconie, composer
1972 - Tyrone Williams, WLAF/NFL defensive tackle (Chicago Bears, Rhein Fire)

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Famous Deaths

1852 - Hans C E Freiherr von Gagern, German advisor to Dutch king, dies at 86
1994 - David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
1995 - Ralph Whitlock, English writer, dies at 81