Today in History for 25th September 2021

Historical Events

1555 – Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
1861 – Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
1866 – (Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
1924 – Malcolm Campbell sets world auto speed record at 146.16 miles per hour
1967 – WGBX TV channel 44 in Boston, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1975 – Jackie Wilson suffers heart attack and lapse into a 9 yr terminal coma

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Famous Birthdays

1807 – Alfred Vail, American inventor and early telegraph pioneer, born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1859)
1862 – Leon Boellmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques), born in Ensisheim, France (d. 1897)
1926 – Aldo Ray [Da Re], American actor (God’s Little Acre, Green Beret), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania (d. 1991)
1932 – Andrew Gardner, British newscaster (News at Ten), born in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (d. 1999)
1932 – Terry Medwin, Welsh footballer (Tottenham Hotspur), born in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
1946 – Gil Morgan, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles, 3 Champions Tour majors), born in Wewoka, Oklahoma

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Famous Deaths

1066 – Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge
1396 – Philip of Bar, French knight/crusader, dies in battle
1916 – Julius Fučík, Czech composer, dies at 44
1987 – Emlyn Williams, actor and director (I Accuse, Ivanhoe, Scarf), dies at 81
1987 – George Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor and playwright (David Copperfield), dies from cancer at 81
1999 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer, dies at 69

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