Today in History for 24th September 2021

Historical Events

1920 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth becomes first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acosta in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators
1922 – Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
1940 – Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR
1979 – Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
1982 – US, Italian and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
1991 – After 3 year reign as AL champs, A’s are eliminated from AL West

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Famous Birthdays

1802 – Adolphe d’Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist, born in Reims, France (d. 1868)
1902 – Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, born in Khomeyn, Persia (d. 1989)
1923 – Mervyn Brown, British diplomat and historian of Madagascar
1924 – Jean-Pierre Warner, British high court judge (d. 2005)
1932 – Terry Davies MBE, Welsh rugby union full back (21 Tests Wales, 2 British and Irish Lions; Swansea, Llanelli), born in Llwynhendy, Wales (d. 2021)
1945 – David Drake, American sci-fi author, veteran and lawyer (Cross the Stars, Rolling Hot), born in the United States

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Famous Deaths

1742 – Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
1815 – John Sevier, American soldier, Governor of Tennessee (1796-1801, 1803-09), dies at 70
1934 – Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as “Moonlight and Roses”), dies at 69
1960 – Mátyás Seiber, Hungarian-British classical and jazz composer (Scherzando), dies at 55
1982 – Sarah Churchill, British actress (Matinee Theatre, All Over Town, Royal Wedding), dies at 67
1997 – Larry Hall, American rocker (Sandy), dies at 57

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