Today in History

Historical Events

1848 - Battle of Custoza-Italian War of Independence, starts
1966 - Frank Sinatra's album "Strangers In The Night" hits #1 on the US charts, (Grammy for Record Of The Year and Best Male Vocal Performance)
1966 - Napoleon XIV releases "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha! Ha!"
1969 - USSR performs nuclear Test at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in northeast Kazakhstan
1982 - International Whaling Commission votes for total ban on commercial whaling (starting 1985)
1993 - NY Yankee Mark Hutton is 1st Australian to be a starting pitcher, He beats Angels 5-2; Yanks, Red Sox, Blue Jays 3 way tie for 1st

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Famous Birthdays

1851 - Charles Bannerman, Australian cricket batsman (3 Tests; first centurion in Test history 165* 1877), born in Woolwich, Kent, England (d. 1930)
1937 - Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), born in Atlanta, Texas (d. 2006)
1968 - Stephanie Seymour, American model (Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover-1988), born in San Diego, California
1969 - Fernanda Ribeiro, Portuguese 10k runner (Olympic gold 1996), born in Penafiel, Portugal
1982 - Schottzie Schott, dog mascot of Cincinnati Reds (d. 1991)
1994 - Kelvin Harrison Jr., American actor (Cyrano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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