Today in History for 27th October 2021

Historical Events

1676 – Poland and Turkey sign Peace of Warsaw
1922 – 1st commemoration of Navy Day (USA)
1948 – Léopold Sédar Senghor founds the Senegalese Democratic Bloc (BDS).
1950 – Paul Creston’s 3rd Symphony, “Triumph of St Joan” premieres
1980 – Dave Gryllis sets world bicycle speed record of 94.37 kph
1992 – Tipper Gore (wife of future VP) admits to covering clock on her VCR with black tape so she wouldn’t have to watch it blink

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Famous Birthdays

1760 – August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal, born in Schildau, Saxony (d. 1831)
1873 – Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
1910 – Bryan Guinness, 2nd Baron Moyne and Guinness brewing heir, born in Mandatory Palestine (d. 1992)
1917 – Oliver Tambo, South African lawyer, anti-apartheid politician and co-founder (African National Congress), born in Nkantolo, Bizana, South Africa (d. 1993)
1966 – Timm Rosenbach, NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Everett, Washington
1982 – Takashi Tsukamoto, Japanese actor (Battle Royale), born in Tokyo

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Famous Deaths

1789 – John Cook, American farmer and Governor of Delaware (b. 1730)
1933 – Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
1968 – Lise Meitner, Austrian-Swedish physicist (discovered the nuclear fission of uranium, dies at 89
1974 – Rudolf Dassler, German entrepreneur who founded sportswear company Puma, dies at 76
1991 – George Barker, English poet, dies at 78
2009 – David Shepherd, English cricket umpire (b. 1940)

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