Today in History for 2nd October 2022

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Oct 2, 2022, 2:31:22 AMOct 2
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Historical Events

1627 - Last Emperor of the Chinese Ming dynasty, Chongzhen, comes to the throne after death of his brother Emperor Tianqi

1799 - Duke of York and Russians capture Alkmaar in Netherlands

1851 - The pasilalinic-sympathetic compass(a contraption built to test the pseudo-scientific hypothesis that snails create a permanent telepathic link when they mate) is demonstrated but proves to be a fake.

1926 - Bert Gibb kicks 9 singles as Hamilton Tigers beat Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers 12-10 in Montreal in Canadian Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union opening round

1982 - Bomb attack in Tehran, kills 60, injures 700

1990 - Chinese plane explodes, about 100 die

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Famous Birthdays

1880 - George Alexander Russell, American organist, composer and the first Frick Professor of Music for Princeton University, born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1953)

1945 - Don McLean, American singer and songwriter ("American Pie"; "Vincent"), born in New Rochelle, New York

1947 - (Frank) "Skip" Konte, American keyboardist, songwriter (The Blues Image - "Ride Captain Ride"), and record producer, born in Canon City, Oklahoma

1967 - Floyd "Bud" Gaugh, American ska-punk rock drummer (Sublime), born in Kihei, Hawaii

1967 - Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete (Olympic silver 100m, 200m 1992, 96), born in Windhoek, South West Africa

1969 - Badly Drawn Boy [Damon Gough], British singer-songwriter (Have You Fed The Fish?), born in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England

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Famous Deaths

1729 - Arnold Boonen, portrait painter, dies at 60

1842 - William Ellery Channing, cleric/writer, dies

1974 - Ina Seidel, German poet and novelist, dies at 89

1993 - Ahmed Abdul-Malik [Jonathan Tim, Jr.], American jazz double bassist and oud player (Odetta; Thelonius Monk), dies at 66

2001 - Franz Biebl, German composer, mostly of choral music, dies at 95

2005 - Bert Eriksson, Flemish neo-Nazi, dies at 74

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