Today In History

December 13, 2017

Historical Events

1933 – Josephine Baker performs in Amsterdam
1946 – UN General Assembly votes to establish UN HQs in New York City
1969 – “La Strada” opens/closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC for 1 performance
1992 – 52 people, including 25 children, are killed when a helicopter from Tkvarcheli is shot down during the War in Abkhazia
2009 – 75th Heisman Trophy Award: Mark Ingram, Jr., Alabama (RB)
2012 – Gene Wolfe wins the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award

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Famous Birthdays

1780 – Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs
1940 – Lex Gold, Scottish football administrator
1966 – Anthony Mason, NBA forward (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets)
1972 – Johnny Mcwilliams, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
1975 – KaDee Strickland, Patterson, Georgia, American actress (Private Practice, The Grudge)
1981 – Shaun Marcum, American baseball player

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Famous Deaths

1715 – Thomas Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1636)
1788 – Carlos III, King of Naples/Spain (1759-88), dies at 72
1927 – Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)
1942 – Eduard C “Edo” Fimmen, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 61
1948 – R O Morris [Reginald Owen], British composer and music teacher, dies at 62
1967 – Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80

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