Today in History

Historical Events

1887 - "World Championship" Baseball Series, Sportsman's Park, Detroit Wolverines (NL) beat St Louis Browns (AA), 10 games to 5 in series played in bitterly cold conditions
1941 - Second meeting of partisans Tito and Draza Mihailovic in Yugoslavia
1970 - Tanzania begins building railway Lusaka-Drone ash Salaam
1975 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1997 - World Series Baseball: Florida beats Cleveland Indians, 3-2 in Game 7 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami for Marlins first-ever title; MVP: Florida pitcher Liván Hernández
2017 - US President Donald Trump declares the opioid crisis a public health emergency

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Famous Birthdays

1673 - Dimitrie Cantemir, Romanian historian and Monarch of Moldova (1710-11), born in Silişteni, Moldavia (d. 1723)
1789 - Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1863)
1880 - Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1934)
1893 - Miloš Crnjanski, Serbian poet (Seobe), born in Csongrád, Austria-Hungary (d. 1977)
1929 - Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
1977 - Jon Heder, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Fort Collins, Colorado

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