Today In History

October 18, 2017

Historical Events

1901 – Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March” premieres in Liverpool
1939 – Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi’s occupied areas
1949 – Yanks trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds
1959 – Florence Henderson joins Today Show panel
1968 – Derry Citizen’s Action Committee, formed on Oct 9, stage an illegal sit-down at Guildhall Square as part of large civil disobedience campaign
1970 – John Frazier kills Ohta’s declares WW 3 has begun

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Famous Birthdays

1901 – Arleigh A Burke, Colo, admiral (WW II, Solomon Islands, Navy Cross)
1955 – Pat Klous, Hutchinson Ks, actress (Marcy-Flying High, Judy-Love Boat)
1958 – Antoine Trousers, rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)
1960 – Jonathan FeBland, English musician and artist
1972 – Megan Still, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
1972 – Glen Anthony Mitchell, New Zealand road race cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Hamilton, New Zealand

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Famous Deaths

1608 – Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (b. 1551)
1636 – Marcin Kazanowski, Polish politician
1966 – Elizabeth Arden, US cosmetic manufacturer, dies
1988 – Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77
1994 – Stanislaw Brunstein, artist, dies at 79
1999 – James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)

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