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342 Historic Events for October 6
1912

Anthony Cuthbert Baines, writer/curator

Birth
1912

August Beernaert, Belgian premier (1884-94, Nobel 1909), dies at 83

Death
1913

Meret Oppenheim, writer

Birth
1914

Thor Heyerdahl, Norway, anthropologist/explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)

Birth
1915

Harry van Doorn, [Henri W], CRM minister/Dutch politician (KVP/PPR)

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1915

Edgardo Martin, composer

Birth
1916

Tommy Lawton, footballer

Birth
1917

Robert Mitchum, actor (2 for the Seesaw, Ryan's Daughter)

Birth
1918

US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland and Ireland, 425 die

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1919

Ricardo Palma, Peruvian writer/poet: ArmonĀ”as/Rodil, dies at 86

Death
1919

Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria

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1919

White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series

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1920

1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln

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1920

Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56

Death
1921

Century Theater opens at 7th Ave and 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)

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1921

Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0

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1922

Schwebla replaces Benes govt in Czechoslavakia

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1923

1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies)

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1923

US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)

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1923

USSR adopts experimental calendar

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1923

2nd govt of Stresemann in Germany forms

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1924

Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75

Death
1925

Shana Alexander, NYC, journalist (60 Minutes)

Birth
1925

Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen PĀ ngulos arrested

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1926

Cyril Reuben, violinist

Birth