Today in History for 13th June 2019

Historical Events

1611 – John Fabricius dedicates earliest sunspot publication
1918 – Phillies and Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
1955 – Mercedes racing car kills 77 at Le Mans, France
1962 – Norway named ombudsman
1971 – LPGA Championship, Pleasant Valley CC: Kathy Whitworth wins by 4 strokes from Kathy Ahern
1986 – US President Reagan criticizes South African state of emergency

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Famous Birthdays

1892 – Basil Rathbone, South African born British actor (Sherlock Holmes), born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 1967)
1901 – Tage Erlander, Swedish politician (25th Prime Minister of Sweden 1946-69), born in Ransäter, Värmland County, Sweden (d. 1985)
1954 – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
1954 – Bo [Robert] Donaldson, American rock vocalist (Billy Don’t Be a Hero), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
1961 – Bob Crow, English trade union leader (National Union RMT), born in Epping, Essex, England (d. 2014)
1974 – Brande Roderick, American actress

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Famous Deaths

1636 – George Gordon, 1st Marquess of Huntly, Scottish politician (b. 1562)
1913 – Jonathan Hutchinson, English surgeon and scientist, dies at 84
1928 – Damaso Ledesma, composer, dies at 60
1944 – Christopher Heseltine, cricketer (2 Tests for England 1895-96), dies
1973 – Alvin Derold Etler, composer, dies at 60
2005 – Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)

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