Today in History for 15th September 2022

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Historical Events

921 - Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin

1777 - George Washington, on authorization of Congress, appoints Casimir Pulaski as brigadier general in Continental Army cavalry

1830 - First passenger to be killed by a railway train (William Huskisson in England)

1910 - Boers and Afrikaners win 1st general elections in Union of South-Africa

1950 - US troop land on Wolmi-Do island off of Seoul

2003 - ISO/Columbia Records releases David Bowie's 23rd studio album, "Reality"; he supports it with what becomes his final concert tour

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Famous Birthdays

1908 - Gerd Gaiser, German writer (Ship in the Mountain)

1926 - Shohei Imamura, Japanese film director (d. 2006)

1951 - Pete Carroll, American NFL coach (Super Bowl 2013, Seattle Seahawks 2010-20; New York Jets, New England Patriots; USC), born in San Francisco, California

1960 - Scott Thompson Baker, American actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

1962 - Dina Lohan, American television personality, mother and manager of actress Lindsay Lohan, born in NYC, New York

1964 - Andrew Landenberger, Australian tornado sailor (Olympic bronze 1992, 96)

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Famous Deaths

921 - Ludmilla, wife of 1st christian Bohemian king Borijov I/saint, dies

928 - Louis III, the Blind Proveneaals king of Lombardije/Germany, dies at 48

1707 - George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)

1842 - Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, dies at 70

1956 - Henry Clough-Leiter, American composer, dies at 82

2003 - Josef Hirsal, Czech novelist (b. 1920)

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