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  • Today in History for 16th October 2021
    Posted on October 16, 2021 at 04:02

    Historical Events 1861 - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps1950 - The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test1984 - Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican Archbishop, wins Nobel Peace Prize1986 - Wole Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet, becomes the first African to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature1990 - "Stand Up Tragedy" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 13 performancesMore Historical Events » Famous Birthdays 1762 - Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)1851 - James A. Ten Eyck, American champion rower and coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake), born in Tompkins Cove, New York (d. 1938)1890 - Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland (d. 1922)1907 - Roger Vailland, French author (La Novice, Et Mourir de Plasir)1962 - Flea [Michael Balzary], Australian-American bassist (Red Hot Chili Peppers), actor, and educator (Silverlake Conservatory of Music), 1962 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia1962 - Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, WisconsinMore Famous Birthdays » Famous Deaths 1906 - Varina Howell Davis, First Lady of the Confederate States (1862-65), dies at 801981 - Moshe Dayan, Israel's general/minister of Defense, dies at 661981 - Stanley Clements, actor (Boys' Prison, Army Bound, Hot News), dies1982 - Jakov Gotovac, Croatian conductor and composer (Ero the Joker), dies at 871995 - Richard Caldicot, British actor (Horse's Mouth, Strife, Mrs Thursday), dies at 872020 - Andrzej Pogorzelski, Polish motorcycle speedway rider (Speedway World Team Cup gold 1965, 66, 69), dies at 82More Famous Deaths » […]

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