Today in History for 14th September 2022

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Sep 14, 2022, 4:48:23 AMSep 14
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Historical Events

1900 - There are now 62,000 foreign troops in Peking and nearby cities, still defeating Boxer Rebels.

1984 - 1st MTV Video Music Awards: The Cars win with "You Might Think", and David Bowie wins with "China Girl"

1987 - Cal Ripken's streak of 8,243 consecutive innings (908 games) is broken

1992 - 1st subway car completed to be exported from US (to Taiwan)

1996 - NY Met Todd Huntley sets record of 41 HRs by a catcher

1996 - 21st Toronto International Film Festival: "Shine" directed by Scott Hicks wins the People's Choice Award

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Famous Birthdays

1904 - Å rom, Karel, Czech composer, musicologist, and critic, born in Pilsen, Bohemia (d. 1981)

1933 - Zoe Caldwell, Australian actress (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

1937 - Renzo Piano, Italian architect (Whitney Museum of American Art, The Shard), born in Genoa, Italy

1942 - Oliver Lake, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Marianna, Arkansas

1947 - Joan Thirkettle, British journalist, born in Kent, England (d. 1996)

1965 - Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

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Famous Deaths

891 - Stephen V [VI], Italian Pope (885-91), dies

1435 - John Plantagenet, 1st Duke of Bedford, English prince, general (Hundred Years' War) and statesman, dies at 46

1851 - James Fenimore Cooper, American author (Last of Mohicans), dies of dropsy at 61

1886 - Hubert Reis, German composer, dies at 84

1962 - Marcel Delannoy, French composer, dies at 64

1965 - J. W. Hearne, English cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 30 wickets, 1 x 100; Middlesex), dies at 74

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