Today in History for 24th September 2022

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Sep 24, 2022, 3:12:39 AMSep 24
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Historical Events

1951 - USSR performs nuclear test

1965 - Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament

1971 - Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament

1974 - Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits

1990 - East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact

1990 - Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market

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Famous Birthdays

1564 - William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai, born in Gillingham, Kent, England (d. 1620)

1892 - Adélard Godbout, Canadian politician (15th Premier of Québec), born in Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Canada (d. 1956)

1898 - Howard Florey, Australian pathologist and pharmacologist who purified penicillin (Nobel 1945), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 1968)

1923 - Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)

1979 - Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian (The Tonight Show), born in Mount Vernon, Washington

1984 - Szilvia Molnar, Swedish writer

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Famous Deaths

1180 - Manuel I Komnenos, Emperor of the Byzantine Empire (1143-80), dies at 61

1896 - Percy McDonnell, Australian cricket batsman (19 Tests, 3 x 100s), dies of cardiac failure at 35

1945 - Hans Geiger, German physicist (co-inventor of the Geiger counter), dies at 62

1968 - Harry Robert Wilson, American composer, dies at 67

1990 - Jay Currin, stuntman/actor (Back to the Beach, Serial), dies at 34

2008 - Irene Dailey, American actress (Another World, Grissom Gang), dies of colon cancer at 88

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