Today in History for 11th June 2019

Historical Events

1594 – Philip II recognized the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía (i.e., elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines)
1927 – Babe Ruth hits 19th and 20th of 60 HRs
1983 – “Faithfully” by Journey peaks at #12
1990 – Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson and Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)
1990 – Federal judge sentenced former national security adviser John M Poindexter to 6 months for making false statements to Congress
1996 – Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia’s Far East

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Famous Birthdays

1874 – Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
1888 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist (Sacco and Vanzetti Trial), born in Villafalletto, Italy (d. 1927)
1907 – Anton Hildebrand, Dutch children’s book writer (Man in the Moon), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1977)
1920 – Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72), born in Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Kingdom of Nepal (d. 1972)
1935 – Fazal-ur-Rehman, Pakistani cricketer (played 1 Test Pakistan v WI 1958), born in Amritsar, India
1956 – [Clarence] Ray Nagin, American politician (Mayor of New Orleans, 2002-2010), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Famous Deaths

1811 – Charles Frederick, liberal ruler of Baden, dies at 82
1929 – Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
1986 – Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
1992 – Scotty Sachs, actor (Hanoi Hilton), dies of gunshot wounds at 39
1993 – Bernard Bresslaw, English comedian (Carry On team), dies of a heart attack at 59
2005 – VVasco Gonçalves, Portuguese army officer and 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (1974-75), dies at 84

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