Today in History for 26th September 2022

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Historical Events

1792 - Marc-David Lasource begins accusing Maximilien Robespierre of wanting a dictatorship for France

1890 - US stops minting $1 and $3 gold coin and 3 cent piece

1950 - Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England

1954 - Yogi Berra plays his only game at 3rd and Mickey Mantle plays shortstop

1957 - Dag Hammarskjöld re-elected secretary-general of UN

2017 - The video game Fortnite: Battle Royale is released, eventually becoming one of the most popular games worldwide

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Famous Birthdays

1907 - Ralph Michael, British actor (Quest, Doctor in the House), born in London (d. 1994)

1942 - Kent McCord, American actor (Officer Jim Reed- "Adam 12"), born in Los Angeles, California

1955 - Carlene Carter, American country singer ("I Fell in Love"), born in Nashville, Tennessee

1976 - Tyler Denk, American model and reality show contestant, born in Columbus, Ohio

1979 - Fuifui Moimoi, New Zealand (Tongan) rugby league footballer, born in Nuku'alofa, Tonga

1988 - Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater, born in Tampere, Finland

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Famous Deaths

1023 - Godfried I, duke of Neth-Lutherans, dies

1846 - Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), dies at 86

1937 - Bessie Smith, American blues singer known as the "Empress of the Blues" (recorded over 200 songs), dies of injuries sustained in car crash at 43

1964 - Calvin Thomas, actor (Judge Hunter-One Man's Family), dies at 79

1994 - Jessie Kesson, Scottish writer and radio producer, dies at 77

2006 - Byron Nelson, American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), dies of a blood disorder at 94

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