Today in History for 23rd September 2021

Historical Events

1863 – Confederate siege of Chattanooga begins
1920 – Alexander Millerand elected president of France
1922 – Berthold Brecht’s “Drum in the Night” premieres in Germany
1933 – Yanks commit 7 errors in 1 game but beat Boston 16-12
1979 – Jane Fonda and 200,000 attend anti-nuke rally in Battery Park, NYC
2019 – US police officer fired after arresting two six-year-olds at a school on charges of misdemeanour battery in Florida

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Famous Birthdays

1771 – Emperor Kokaku of Japan (d. 1840)
1930 – Pyotr Ivanovich Kolodin, cosmonaut (Soyuyz 7, 10, 11 backup)
1948 – “Dangerous” Dan Toler, American rock guitarist (Dickey Betts; Allman Brothers), born in Connersville, Indiana (d. 2013)
1956 – June Forester, American country singer (Forester Sister – “Mama’s Never Seen Those Eyes”; “Men”), born in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
1957 – Tunch Ilkin, American football offensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1988, 89; Pittsburgh Steelers) and broadcaster (Pittsburgh Steelers TV and radio 1998-2020), born in Istanbul, Turkey )d. 2021)
1985 – Hasan Minhaj, American stand-up comedian (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj), born in Davis, California

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Famous Deaths

965 – Aboe a-Taia-H al-Moetanabbi, Arabic royal poet (Diwan), murdered
1988 – Arwel Hughes, Welsh composer, dies at 79
1994 – Alec Dickson, founder of VSO, dies at 80
1996 – Stuart Piggott, British archaeologist best known for his work on prehistoric Wessex, dies at 86
2005 – Filiberto Ojeda Ríos, Puerto Rican activist (Founder of FALN), dies at 72
2020 – Ray Batten, English rugby league back-rower (Great Britain 3, England 3 Tests; Leeds 434 games) and coach (Wakefield Trinity), dies at 75

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