23 October It Happened Today


1642  English Civil War battle of Edgehill.

1915  Death of English cricketer W G Grace.

1925  Birth of American chat show host Johnny Carson.

1950  Death of Al Jolson.

1952  Ukrainian born microbiologist Selman Waksman awarded Nobel prize for Medicine.

1987  British jockey Lester Piggott jailed for three years for tax evasion.




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