Today in History for 1st June 2019

Historical Events

1907 – -27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)
1930 – 35th Women’s French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-2, 6-1)
1939 – 1st night game at Phil’s Shribe Park (Pirates 5, Phillies 2)
1953 – KMJ (now KSEE) TV channel 24 in Fresno, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
1959 – Constitution of Tunisia promulgated (National Day)
1982 – Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year

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Famous Birthdays

1886 – Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
1898 – Edgar “Cookie” Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
1959 – Alan “Wild”er, English rock vocalist/music (Depeche Mode-Wild!)
1971 – Roldán González, Cuban singer (Orishas)
1973 – Derek Lowe, American baseball player
1975 – James Storm, American professional wrestler

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Famous Deaths

1616 – Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese Shogun who founded the first Tokugawa Shogunate and united Japan, dies from natural causes
1710 – David Mitchell, Scottish admiral in the British Royal navy (b. 1642)
1962 – Adolf Eichmann, German Nazi officer (SS-Obersturmbannführer, Holocaust organizer), hanged in Israel at 56
1983 – Charles Tham, of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha, count of Flanders/Prince, dies
1987 – Rashid Karami, 10 time premier of Lebanon, dies in bomb attack at 65
1996 – Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician, sixth President of India (1977-82), dies at 83

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