Today in History for 31st October 2014

Historical Events

1918 - Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet
1922 - Karel and Josef Cap├ęk's "World We Live In" premieres in NYC
1954 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Texas Golf Open
1985 - Last day in Test cricket for Zaheer Abbas
1987 - 1st jockey to win 9 races in 1 day (Chris Antley at Belmont)
1994 - American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed

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Famous Birthdays

1599 - Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (d. 1680)
1848 - Boston Custer, brother of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)
1898 - Alfred Sauvy, French statistician (Affluence and Population)
1902 - Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1950)
1970 - Johnny Moeller, American blues guitarist
1974 - Julie Minta Gleneck, Miss New Hampshire USA (1996)

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Famous Deaths

1448 - Johannes VIII Palaeologus, Emperor of Byzantine, dies
1654 - Francisco Correa de Arauxo, composer, dies
1765 - Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies
1881 - George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, dies during his disastrous expedition to the North Pole at 37
1887 - George Alexander Macfarren, composer, dies at 74
1969 - Hugo Pfister, composer, dies at 55

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