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 This day in History - October 10
434 Historic Events for October 10
1917

Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night)

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1917

Thelonious Monk, jazz composer/pianist

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1918

Thelonious Monk, jazz guitarist/composer/pianist (Monk's Dream)

Birth
1918

Baden's Geisz forms govt

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1918

Bobby Byrne, Columbus Ohio, orch leader (Club Seven)

Birth
1918

Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast

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1918

Jigal Allon, Israeli politician

Birth
1919

Gerald Etheridge Gomez, cricketer (post-war WI all-rounder)

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1919

Richard Strauss and Hugo van Hofmannsthals premieres in Vienna

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1920

Indian's Elmer Smith hits 1st World Series grand slam

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1920

Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie

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1920

Italy annexes South Tirol (Alto Adige)

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1920

Indians' Elmer Smith hits baseball's 1st post-season grand slam

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1920

Indian Bill Wambsganns makes 1st unassisted World Series triple play

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1920

1st Grandslam in WS (Smith) and 1st unassisted triple play (Wambsganss)

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1921

"Boy" [FHP] Trip, Dutch minister

Birth
1921

NFL Decatur Staleys become Chicago Staleys, win 14-10

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1922

Boeli [Willem C] van Leeuwen, Antillian writer (Vreemdeling Op Aarde)

Birth
1922

Harry Cave, cricketer (NZ bowler and Test captain in the 1950's)

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1923

Saxony gets Social Democratic and Communist coalition government

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1923

NY Giants and NY Yankees become 1st teams to play each other for 3 consecutive World Series, also 1st played at Yankee Stadium

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1923

Louis Gottlieb, musician

Birth
1924

Edward D Wood Jr, Poughkeepsie NY, director (Plan 9 from Outer Space)

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1924

Huey "Piano" Smith, rocker (Rockin' Pneumonia and Boogie Woogie Flu)

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1924

James Clavell, England, author (Tai Pan, Shogun) [or 1920, 22, 26)

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